Stop in and enjoy a trip through the past. Get a better understanding of the trials people of the 1800's and early 1900's endured in their struggle to stay alive and provide for their families. See it all during a visit to The Billy The Kid Museum located two miles east of downtown Fort Sumner.
Bosque Redondo Memorial
The Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner State Monument solemnly remembers the dark days of suffering from 1863 to 1868 when the U.S. Military persecuted and imprisoned 9,500 Navajo (the Diné) and 500 Mescalero Apache (the N’de) on a reservation known as Bosque Redondo at Fort Sumner, New Mexico— an area that encompassed 1,600 square miles (over one million acres).
Sumner Lake State Park
This lake on the grassy plains offers many activities, such as boating, swimming, fishing, wildlife viewing, and birding. Relax at a campsite with views of the lake after a hike along the lakeshore.