Day trip: Museum showcases Billy the Kid memorabilia


Courtesy of Don Sweet The Billy the Kid Museum opened in 1952 in Fort Sumner and exhibits a collection of Billy the Kid memorabilia, items related to the history of Fort Sumner and the surrounding area.

Place: Billy the Kid Museum in Fort Sumner.

Location: The museum is located on the main strip in Fort Sumner at 1435 East Sumner Avenue or 1435 U.S. Highway 84. It is 54 miles to the museum from Cannon Air Force Base and 55 minutes away.

What activities can you do at this location? People can see a collection of historic items from the area such as Billy the Kid’s shotgun, his chaps and spurs, old cars, and view a history of Fort Sumner.

What ages is this facility suited for? Anyone.

What are admission prices? Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 62 years and older, $3 for ages 7 to 15 years old and children 6 and under are free.

What are the hours of operations? Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 1 seven days a week.

One special thing people can do or see here: Old Fort Days runs June 9 - 12 with different events through the week.

Want more information? Call 355-2380 or go to the website


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