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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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Worth the stop if you are in the area

It is cool to see the actual grave where "Billy the Kid" is buried. I wished there was more... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
Interesting stop

There isn't much there except for the sight of Billy the Kid's grave. There are signs that tell... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
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3501 Billy The Kid Road, Fort Sumner, NM 88119

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

It is cool to see the actual grave where "Billy the Kid" is buried. I wished there was more security as I pulled a sticker off of the grave while I was there that someone stuck on the grave. It has also been stolen three...More

Thank TbonethePhotographer
Reviewed 29 October 2017

There isn't much there except for the sight of Billy the Kid's grave. There are signs that tell about his death and the theft of his tombstone. It is worth the stop however.The museum has closed but be sure and go a little further to...More

Thank carpitt
Reviewed 20 October 2017

There isn't much at the Old Fort Sumner. The museum has been moved into town. This isn't a much see stop unless you want to see Billy the Kids grave.

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Museum is closed but the grave of Billy the kid was a nice little stop if not a little underwhelming. Gravesite is littered with coins and old plastic floral arrangements and the surrounding cemetery is not too well cared for and empty.

Thank Tianna M
Reviewed 4 July 2017

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

1  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
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