The Historic Lincoln State Monument is a must-see for all who visit the Ruidoso area. It’s a National Historic Landmark, which preserves 16 historic adobe and stone buildings. As visitors stroll in the footsteps of Billy the Kid, Sheriff Pat Garrett, cattle baron John Chisum, Kit Carson, General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing and other infamous people, they can visit six museums, shops and restaurants and see the famous town much as it looked during the Lincoln County War.
The State Monument museums are open seven days a week, except for Christmas, New Year’s, Easter and Thanksgiving Days. The Tunstall Store and Dr. Woods House are closed during winter months, November 1-April 1. Admission to the museums is $5.00 per adult; children under 17 are free. For more information call the Historic Lincoln State Monument at 575.653.4372.