Old Fort Sumner Museum, Fort Sumner

1.8
#107 of 108 in Museums in New Mexico
Old Fort Sumner Museum is located in Fort Sumner. Arrange to visit Old Fort Sumner Museum and other attractions in Fort Sumner using our Fort Sumner vacation app .
Create an itinerary including Old Fort Sumner Museum
map
Old Fort Sumner Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
68 reviews
Google
2.0
TripAdvisor
  • 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 al...  more »
  • 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 b...  more »
  • 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.  more »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Fort Sumner

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Fort Sumner

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Fort Sumner by other users

12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Fort Sumner, Lubbock & Golden BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Ruidoso, Fort Sumner & Roswell BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Grand Canyon National Park, Fort Sumner & Georgia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Dodge City & Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Fort Sumner BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans