Southeastern New Mexico Sights

Lincoln County Courthouse Museum

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's 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 Display cases contain historical documents, including one of Billy's handwritten, eloquent letters to Governor Lew Wallace, defending his reputation.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.

Sight Information


Main St. (U.S. 380); far west side of town, south side of highway, Lincoln, New Mexico, 88338, United States



Sight Details:

  • Daily 8:30–4:30

Published 07/22/2015


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