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Address: 3501 Billy The Kid Road, Fort Sumner, NM 88119
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Billy the Kid's headstone. If you are driving through town, you may as well stop

The museum, site of Old Fort Sumner, and Billy the Kid's grave are at a site a few miles out of town off Hwy. 60/84. The site is well marked both in Fort Sumner and on Hwy 60/84... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum, site of Old Fort Sumner, and Billy the Kid's grave are at a site a few miles out of town off Hwy. 60/84. The site is well marked both in Fort Sumner and on Hwy 60/84. What you get is a historical marker explaining the history of Ft. Sumner, a small museum (closed when we drove through), and... More 

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Thank capitollover
London
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The most infamous outlaw in history was Billy the Kid, to be able to stand there in the cemetery where Billy was buried is just an incredible feeling. To see his headstone and read about how it was stolen and recovered is quite fascinating. This really is a ‘must see’ place to visit before you die. You can always believe... More 

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Thank trigga1526
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The museum is closed but the cemetery is interesting to walk through, especially if you like history of the old west.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 one knows where; a flood washed out all the old gravestones. Pals.

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Thank gatorhoosier
Miami, Oklahoma
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368 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

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 supposed to be the grave of Billy the Kid, which is in a metal cage so the stone won't be stolen again. I am not a big... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It's basically a bunch of old junk and Billy the kids rifle, if that's even real. It was $5 per person. Skip the museum and just see the real grave.

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Thank Jessie M
Newark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The area is now just a large plot of land with a few graves and head stones. Museum was permanently closed in August 2016. The billy the Kid Museum in town is well worth seeing, however. Next to the BTK grave is the Bosque Redondo National Monument that is well worth your time to learn about what the US did... More 

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2 Thank Lawrence P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

All that is left here is the cemetery. Sad to see that the museum wasn't opened. The one down the road doesn't have a whole lot of Billy related history.

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Thank Shelly2285
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Well the town was well not much of a town at all! Not much to see at all except the billy the kid burial that was cool

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Thank Brenda B
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The museum has gone out of business recently. But the real attraction is still open- the cemetery. It is free and well-maintained. Though it is not definitive that the grave location is correct because of early flooding it really does not matter. It is still something all Old West lovers should see. And don't miss the other graves Lucian Maxwell... More 

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