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Lincoln County Courthouse Museum

Lincoln County Courthouse Museum Review

The Lincoln County Courthouse Museum is the building from which Billy the Kid made his famous escape. You can walk in the room where Billy was imprisoned and view a hole in the wall that just might have been caused by the gun he fired during his escape. Display cases contain historical documents, including one of Billy's handwritten, eloquent letters to Governor Lew Wallace, defending his reputation. The Lincoln State Monument office is here.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Main St. (U.S. 380); far west side of town, south side of highway, Lincoln, 88338 | Map It
  • Phone: 575/653–4372
  • Hours: Daily 8:30–4:30
  • Location: Lincoln

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