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Old Fort Sumner Museum

3501 Billy The Kid Road, Fort Sumner, NM 88119
+1 505-355-2942
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Museum closed; cemetery open

The museum is closed, but the cemetery and gravesite is open and free to see. Free parking and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Billy the Kid's Grave, not much else

The Old Fort Sumner Museum has been closed for some time and is shuttered up. The cemetery is... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Kevin B
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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3501 Billy The Kid Road, Fort Sumner, NM 88119
+1 505-355-2942

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is closed, but the cemetery and gravesite is open and free to see. Free parking and worth a stop for history buffs. Not only can you see Billy the Kid's grave, but also the elaborate headstones of a fellow named Maxwell. He was...More

Thank COGuest
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The Old Fort Sumner Museum has been closed for some time and is shuttered up. The cemetery is pretty much deserted, only a few markers remain, the rest are long gone. The famous "PALS" headstone is here, along with Billy's original tombstone and a sign...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The museum is closed and the only thing left to see is a small cemetery. The grave site for Billy is caged in as the stone has been stolen a few times. Not really worth the drive unless you have nothing else to do or...More

Thank cdrh
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The museum, site of Old Fort Sumner, and Billy the Kid's grave are at a site a few miles out of town off Hwy. 60/84. The site is well marked both in Fort Sumner and on Hwy 60/84. What you get is a historical marker...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The most infamous outlaw in history was Billy the Kid, to be able to stand there in the cemetery where Billy was buried is just an incredible feeling. To see his headstone and read about how it was stolen and recovered is quite fascinating. This...More

Thank trigga1526
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The museum is closed but the cemetery is interesting to walk through, especially if you like history of the old west.

Thank Okiemom61777
Reviewed 16 November 2016

There are some people, and I'm one of them, that likes to walk through old cemeteries. This one is pretty interesting for the obvious reason that Billy the Kid is buried somewhere in this cemetery. No one knows where; a flood washed out all the...More

Thank gatorhoosier
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The museum is closed, but we found the grave yard interesting to walk through. Several old graves, some of small children, some with interesting stories on the tombstone. Of course, the highlight is supposed to be the grave of Billy the Kid, which is in...More

1  Thank Jean A
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It's basically a bunch of old junk and Billy the kids rifle, if that's even real. It was $5 per person. Skip the museum and just see the real grave.

Thank Jessie M
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The area is now just a large plot of land with a few graves and head stones. Museum was permanently closed in August 2016. The billy the Kid Museum in town is well worth seeing, however. Next to the BTK grave is the Bosque Redondo...More

2  Thank Lawrence P
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