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Old Fort Sumner Museum, Fort Sumner

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  • 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 he...  more »
  • 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 nothi...  more »
  • 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 his...  more »
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  • Their "pitch" is that the have the site of Billy the Kid's grave. What they don't tell you is that the grave of Lucien Maxwell is also there. The "Kid" was just a punk with a gun. Maxwell was a significant individual in the history of the west and particularly New Mexico. But, this museum does not tell you that or really have much to contribute. You are much better served in learning at the nearby Bosque Redondo Museum or even the Billy the Kid Museum in the town of Fort Sumner.

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