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In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has closed its museums and historic sites to the public until further notice. The safety and well-being of our employees and visitors is the DCA's foremost concern. We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding. Please continue to visit this website for updates and to explore virtual visits, programs, and educational opportunities.

Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial

Plan Your Visit


Hours and Days of Operation:
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday

Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Admission Prices:
Admission is free.

Fort Sumner, NM on Billy the Kid Road.

Fort Sumner, NM. 3 miles east of the village of Fort Sumner on Hwy 60/84, south 3.5 miles on Billy the Kid Road

Visiting Etiquette:
Enjoy your visit. Take nothing but memories. Leave nothing but footprints.

Pet Policy:
Service animals are welcome inside the memorial.  Pets can enjoy the outside interpretive trail and river walk, just please clean up after your pets/service animals and dispose of messes in the posted receptacles.

Museum Shop, conference room, picnic area adjacent to river, Old Fort Site Trail, and 3/4 mile River Walk Trail

Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Dining Options:
Local restaurants in nearby Fort Sumner Village.

Photo Policy:
Use of flash is restricted in exhibits. Professional photographers with prior written permission only.

Nearby Attractions:
As you exit the Historic Site and immediately next door on Billy the Kid Road, stop by the gravesite where the infamous outlaw was buried. Also in Ft. Sumner Village is the Billy the Kid Museum, along with restaurants and antique stores near the intersection of 60/84 heading north towards Santa Rosa.

From Ft. Sumner Village take 84 west to Vaughn on 54 south to Carrizozo and follow signs east to Lincoln Historic Site.

Other Nearby attractions:
Billy the Kid cemetery, Billy the Kid Museum, historic old town, antique shops in Ft. Sumner Village, Fort Sumner Lake, Bosque Redondo Lake

Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial

Contact Bosque Redondo Memorial

PO Box 356, Ft. Sumner, NM 88119
Fax: 575-355-2575