Old Mesilla is located in New Mexico and it takes less than 1 hour by car to get there from El Paso.
It is an old landmark that is famous for its cultural and historical significance. Old Mesilla was founded in 1848, on the border of Mexico and the U.S. in the Mesilla Valley. Later it became part of the United States.
When you come to Old Mesilla it is hard not to notice how much history and culture this place reveals. Sings with information about Billy The Kid, adobe constructions, a century-old movie theater, regular arts&crafts markets, festivals and Mexican music – all these indicate about town's rich and respected past. Several museums are located in the area. Many local people were born and grew up in Old Mesilla. Their ancestors lived in the same area for generations. That is why locals can tell you first hand information about their heritage and history of Old Mesilla.
At the local stores you can find all kinds of southwestern gifts, souvenirs, jewelry, antiques, clothing, fine art, paintings, snacks and candy. Don't forget to try unique local food in one of the many Mexican restaurants.