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Gadsden Museum

1875 Boutz Road, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
+1 575-526-6293
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Old Family Museum

We visited this museum, with friends, on our way to White Sands. Our your guide was a family... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Mike F
Tucson, Arizona
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The Real Thing: Mary Bird (Curator) Devotes Her Life to the History of Mesilla and New Mexico

This is the private museum of a founding Mesilla family (Mary Bird's!!!) who have lived in the... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Golden, Colorado
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1875 Boutz Road, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
+1 575-526-6293
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Reviewed 12 April 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...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 23 January 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...More

Thank pqueneau
Reviewed 20 July 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...More

1  Thank Cynthia J
Reviewed 24 June 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...More

Thank Trailworm
Reviewed 30 January 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,...More

1  Thank LuKCMO
Reviewed 10 October 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...More

1  Thank SkipJAtlanta
Reviewed 4 October 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....More

2  Thank Jorden N
Reviewed 21 August 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
Reviewed 6 May 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...More

3  Thank JohnnieXXXXXXX
Reviewed 11 April 2015

A private collection from a family who has lived in the pueblo and in Mesilla for many generations. Some fascinating historic objects, but much that is just boring, weird and even in poor shape. The museum needs help! A few grants to catalog, properly display...More

4  Thank Kate S
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