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Old Fort Sumner Museum, Fort Sumner

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History Museum
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The museum is closed but the cemetery is interesting to walk through, especially if you like history of the old west.  more »
  • There are some people, and I'm one of them, that likes to walk through old cemeteries. This one is pretty interesting for the obvious reason that Billy the Kid is buried somewhere in this cemetery. No...  more »
  • The museum is closed, but we found the grave yard interesting to walk through. Several old graves, some of small children, some with interesting stories on the tombstone. Of course, the highlight is s...  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.