Old Fort Sumner Museum, Fort Sumner

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#144 of 149 in Museums in New Mexico
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  • Lots of information on the America Indians forced internment is an important historical event that this newer spacious museum presents. It was a very nice surprise to fine such a nice museum in such a...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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