General Information


Grounds Open Daily 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Museum Open Daily 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

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


Admission is free.



104 Kit Carson Road, Fort Stanton, NM 88323; between Lincoln and Capitan


Fort Stanton is located just off the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway (Hwy 380) on Hwy 220 at the Bonito River. The turnoff to Hwy 220 is 4 miles southeast of Capitan on the Byway or 10 miles west of Lincoln, NM.

From Ruidoso: Turn onto Hwy 220 from Hwy 48