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Billy the Kid Museum

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Address: 1435 E Sumner Ave, Fort Sumner, NM 88119-9329
Phone Number:
+1 575-355-2380
Today
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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A trip thru the New Mexico past during the 1800's and early 1900's Summer...

A trip thru the New Mexico past during the 1800's and early 1900's Summer Hours May 15th thru October 1st Open daily 8:30 A.M. -5:00 P.M. NO MUSEUM TOURS AFTER 4:30 Winter hours Oct 2nd thru May 14th open Monday thru Saturday 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. No museum tours after 4:30 P.M. CLOSED ON SUNDAYS DURING WINTER HOURS Museum Is open on Sunday during Summer hours

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What a funky little place

This museum is a true gem. It is a museum about Billy The Kidd's short life but also a look at other aspects of early New Mexican life. There are old cars and buggies, saddles... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
NWRob
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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Springfield, Colorado
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way to Santa Fe and saw the signs. My husband is a huge history buff and we just had to stop. The actual grave site is a ways off the beaten path and kind of hard to find. The museum is in town about 5 miles from the actual grave site. I think it would be... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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407 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a true gem. It is a museum about Billy The Kidd's short life but also a look at other aspects of early New Mexican life. There are old cars and buggies, saddles, typewriters, cameras, and guides that have stories to tell. The gift shop is interesting as well. Definitely worth a stop.

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best thing we did all weekend long! Everyone was friendly and the museum was so interesting. Bring snacks and drinks there's nowhere to eat in fort union

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Mt Pleasent, pa
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Well, not really much about Billy there but lots of stuff to look at and the people running it were great. This was truly their calling. They could answer all your questions and more. I would recommend it if you are in the area.

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Gallup, New Mexico
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

What a great stop! Before we paid our respects to Billy at his graveside ( a couple of miles away), we stopped at this fun museum in town. I'm so glad we did - so much more than just Billy; many items that represent this part of New Mexico. The museum was much larger than we thought, and they had... More 

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Torrance, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We thought we would only stay for 30 minutes but ended up staying for almost 2 hours. There was so much interesting stuff in this museum that we couldn't help ourselves! The items related to Billy the Kid are only a small part of the museum. The other things have to do with the time period and New Mexico area.... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the museum. We walked to the museum from the motel, 5 minutes. A true picture of Billy the Kid is presented. The layout is great and it is senior friendly.

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Thank John W
Lopatcong, New Jersey
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stopped over in Roswell, and we're disappointed by the UFO museum. The day prior, we met someone who recommended this museum. We're glad he did! This museum was very informative and had a lot of other old items, including gold cars. It was worth the trip from Roswell, even though it was a long, lonely trip.

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Tampa, Florida
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100 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Would you come to New Mexico solely for this museum? I think the answer must be no. However, if you're near Fort Sumner this is a cool stop and for $5 there is a lot to check out. The gift shop is really good as well. Really, it's the product of an obsessed guy that collected all this Billy the... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This has to be the ultimate collection of information about Billy the Kid. Don't miss the introductory film before you go through this entertaining and winding museum. We learned so much here it was incredible. Very nice staff. A must see if you are in the area, and very inexpensive. NICE gift shop too.

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