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Address: 1875 Boutz Road, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
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(575) 526-6293

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Mesilla's Little Gem

Mrs Bird does a great job showing her family artifacts and pieces. Several moments in history lay within these walls and she tells a great story along the way. The hours are a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mesilla, New Mexico
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Mesilla, New Mexico
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mrs Bird does a great job showing her family artifacts and pieces. Several moments in history lay within these walls and she tells a great story along the way. The hours are a little askew, but definitely worth every moment when you get inside.

Thank Spencerfe
Corpus Christi, Texas, Usa
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum, with friends, on our way to White Sands. Our your guide was a family member of this authentic family museum. The lighting of some of the displays was poor, although there is lots of stuff to see and hear the history of almost every item. If there were some new LED lighting on some of the... More 

Thank Mike F
Golden, Colorado
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104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

This is the private museum of a founding Mesilla family (Mary Bird's!!!) who have lived in the region for generations. What a treat! For details refer back to the Jorden N TripAdvisor review (September 2105). You may need to phone ahead to make an appointment (575/526-6293). The museum is located two blocks east of the Mesilla old-town square. Mary's world... More 

Thank pqueneau
Houston, Texas
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Our visit was actually in July of 1996. The original Mary gave us our tour. She was absolutely delightful and knowledgeable. The best part was she entertained and held my 13 y/o's attention for 5 hours. Pat Garret's gun, the bars that held Billy the Kid, stories of her historic grandparents. ... I hated for our visit to end. She... More 

1 Thank Cynthia J
Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 23, 2016

We never had any luck, trying four times over a two day period to visit the museum. It was always closed. No hours were posted or other signs except "closed." A local store owner said that we needed to call and get an appointment. The old homes and structures nearby were a welcome alternative.

Thank Trailworm
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

If you have any interest in American history this is a can't miss opportunity to see a collection like no other. The mix is hodgepodge but fascinating. Mary leads you through with background on items. If you ask questions she will address every single thing, or she leads you through pointing out many with some facts, some legend.

1 Thank LuKCMO
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126 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2015

There are numerous accounts of this museum listed on various sites on the web. I'd suggest disregarding them as this is a private museum that sets its own rules. They did not respond to several emails asking about availability. We walked by but it was closed on one of the days we thought it might be open. I'm glad some... More 

1 Thank SkipJAtlanta
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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260 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2015

Like others have mentioned in their reviews, this is a private museum of a founding family who have lived in the region for several generations. Although it has Gadsen in the title, there's not really much about Gadsen or the Gadsen Purchase in the museum. You are unlikely to just drive past and ever find the museum open. Instead, call... More 

2 Thank Jorden N
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2015

In addition to its enthralling collection from the history of the area, one of the special features of this local museum is it is generally only open by appointment, which means you will likely get a personalized tour by the curator.

1 Thank Happy P
Missoula, Montana
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138 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2015

First off let me set something straight if you read some of the other review. "Mary" the original founder is Dead but her daughter Mary now administers the museum and does the tours. The tour / the Museum is in a part of the Family home, on the original family home site. There are a wide variety of collectable items... More 

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