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Billy the Kid Museum

1435 E Sumner Ave, Fort Sumner, NM 88119-9329
+1 575-355-2380
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Amazing museum, much more than Billy the kid

We just stopped in Fort Sumner on the way back to Texas from Santa Fe to visit the Billy the kid... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dymchurch, United Kingdom
A Little Bit of Everything

This place is a bit overwhelming. There are historical items (furniture, curtains, pictures, etc... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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A trip thru the New Mexico past during the 1800's and early 1900's Summer Hours May 15th thru October 1st Open daily 8:30 A.M. -5:00 P.M. NO MUSEUM TOURS AFTER 4:30 Winter hours Oct 2nd thru May 14th open Monday thru Saturday 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. No museum tours after 4:30 P.M. CLOSED ON SUNDAYS DURING WINTER HOURS Museum Is open on Sunday during Summer hours
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grave site” (14 reviews)
“old west” (15 reviews)
“antique cars” (7 reviews)
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1435 E Sumner Ave, Fort Sumner, NM 88119-9329
+1 575-355-2380

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We just stopped in Fort Sumner on the way back to Texas from Santa Fe to visit the Billy the kid museum. Very reasonable rates and friendly hosts. The museum is so much more than an insight into the world of outlaws. There are all...More

Thank turkeyrun23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a bit overwhelming. There are historical items (furniture, curtains, pictures, etc) of local people. There are antiques and antiques and antiques-vehicles, tools, farm implements, toys and dishes, dishes, dishes. The owner is very nice and welcoming. My adult son and his girlfriend,...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't initially enthused about this museum but once we started going through it, I found it very enjoyable and interesting. I feel safe in saying my 12 and 16 year old sons felt the same way. The collection is not limited to only Billy...More

Thank jehdld
Reviewed 1 July 2017

So glad we made the detour to see this and also the grave of Billy the Kid(only 3 miles away from the museum! The boys and even the adults learned so much history about the area as well as Billy the Kid. Incredible antique cars...More

1  Thank Cole G
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The Billy the Kid Museum in Fort Sumner is a great, informative museum. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It's a must see for any fans of the old West in general. Some very nice exhibits including Billy the Kid's rifle and the most...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This museum has a rather large inventory of items from Billy the Kid's general time era. There are times when you have to question the relevance of some of the displays and sort through them to get to actual Billy the Kid history but overall...More

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This grave site is in the middle of nowhere and the only thing open is the cemetery. The building next to it is shuttered and there is absolutely nothing else in the area to look at.

Thank cdrh
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This museum is a must see if you are interested in the history of New Mexico and Billy the Kid. There is an huge amount of historical artifacts in this museum. It is the Billy the Kid museum and you can learn all about this...More

Thank eberdoe
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We were travelling to Texas and saw this place and decided to stop. The fellow who was manning the place was very welcoming then let us look around at our own pace. There was quite a few things about Billy the Kid but also so...More

Thank Trudy P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

For years while traveling through Ft Sumner, we pass by the museum and signs pointing you in the direction to the grave site. Kids wanted to stop. So I turned off and drove 3.5 miles South to the middle of nowhere. It's not clearly marked...More

Thank Kimber78
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5 April 2017|
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Response from Jfk08865 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember exactly what the cost was, but it wasn't a lot. Michael G is probably correct on the price. we really had a great time there, much better than Roswell.