Old Fort Sumner Museum, Fort Sumner

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#107 of 108 in Museums in New Mexico
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  • July 4, 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 headst...  more »
  • June 12, 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 he...  more »
  • May 26, 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 nothi...  more »
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  • February 2, 2017
    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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