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Billy the Kid Museum

1435 E Sumner Ave, Fort Sumner, NM 88119-9329
+1 575-355-2380
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The gift shop

Kids love the gift shop..fools gold is a favorite..kinda of expensive you could just go out to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shelly T
Fort Sumner, New Mexico, United States
via mobile
Great location to see a bit of Old West history

A small museum and graveyard with Billy the Kids grave & tombstone. Very interesting place to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael M
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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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
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grave site” (15 reviews)
“antique cars” (7 reviews)
“gift shop” (23 reviews)
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1435 E Sumner Ave, Fort Sumner, NM 88119-9329

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids love the gift shop..fools gold is a favorite..kinda of expensive you could just go out to the grave site for free

Thank Shelly T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small museum and graveyard with Billy the Kids grave & tombstone. Very interesting place to visit. Kind of off the beaten track but worth a stop !

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had debated about making a detour (we were headed for Lincoln and Roswell) and we are so glad we did! This museum is a treasure not only for Billy the Kid lore (we didn't realize how much of the history was about the Fort...More

Thank Lessie Jo F
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I love anything that has to do with the old west. For me this was a 5. If you’re not into that kind of thing it’s a 2 maybe a 3. it is 5 ml off Hwy in Fort Sumner. It takes you longer to...More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed every aspect of the museum. The Billy the Kid stuff was great but there is a lot more to see here!

Thank Melissa V
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We just completed an almost month-long trip to the southwest, and this was something my husband really wanted to do. This museum is owned by third generation family members who are incredibly knowledgeable about Billy the Kid -- definitely talk to them if you go....More

1  Thank Gale E
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited here with his parents and my 18 month old as we were passing through to Clovis. The museum seems a little scattered at the beginning and the timeline of Billy's life didn't make much sense, however I would highly recommend...More

Thank Tianna M
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We just stopped in Fort Sumner on the way back to Texas from Santa Fe to visit the Billy the kid museum. Very reasonable rates and friendly hosts. The museum is so much more than an insight into the world of outlaws. There are all...More

Thank turkeyrun23
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a bit overwhelming. There are historical items (furniture, curtains, pictures, etc) of local people. There are antiques and antiques and antiques-vehicles, tools, farm implements, toys and dishes, dishes, dishes. The owner is very nice and welcoming. My adult son and his girlfriend,...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I wasn't initially enthused about this museum but once we started going through it, I found it very enjoyable and interesting. I feel safe in saying my 12 and 16 year old sons felt the same way. The collection is not limited to only Billy...More

Thank jehdld
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5 April 2017|
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Response from Jfk08865 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember exactly what the cost was, but it wasn't a lot. Michael G is probably correct on the price. we really had a great time there, much better than Roswell.