Billy the Kid’s grave is located on 1435 Sumner Ave in Fort Sumner New Mexico.
At this location is a museum dedicated to the life of Billy the Kid. The museum is about two miles from Fort Sumner.
The museum contains many historic relics from the time period when Billy the Kid spent a lot of time at Fort Sumner. Many of the pieces are originals and cannot be seen in any other museum. One of Billy the Kid’s rifles is included in the relics along with documentation that it did in fact belong to Billy. There are also buggies, machines, wagons and other items that were used at Fort Sumner.
Billy the Kid is known around the world as one of the greatest outlaws that ever lived. From the time he was in his teens, he spent a lot of time at Fort Sumner. The Kid’s life came to an early end when at the young age of 21 he was shot to death at Fort Sumner in 1881. The person who is said to be responsible for his death was the County Sheriff, Pat Garrett. The folklore surrounding Billy the Kid continues to be strong today.
For visitors looking to stay in the area, there are hotels close by including one across the street. Plan to spend some time to see everything that Fort Sumner has to offer.