Visit the real Billy the Kid Museum!

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Billy The Kid Museum

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Celebrate the Legend – Learn the Truth


Visit the real Billy the Kid Museum!


LOCATED IN THE RURAL TOWN OF HICO, TEXAS

POPULAR WILD WEST DESTINATION

The Heart of Hico


One legitimately could wonder why the rural town of Hico, Texas cares if a long-dead outlaw receives a pardon from the New Mexico governor. But if you wonder out loud in Hico, someone surely will bend your ear about the biggest thing this town has going for it — a link with the most notorious outlaw in American history, a character so big that he didn’t need a last name.

Not only will you learn all about Billy the Kid and his crazy tales at Billy The Kid Museum but it is also home to many authentic artifacts. It really is a must see museum if you have any interest in the old west and the stories surrounding the outlaws. Visit a museum and town that claims the history books got it wrong and that the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid actually survived his famous gun fight and hid in Hico, Texas the last seventeen years of his life.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Billy The Kid Old West Festival
June 10-11, 2022

MUSEUM HOURS

Mon – Sat
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday
Call for Hours

ADDRESS

114 North Pecan Street
Hico, TX 76457

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Historical Artifacts

WILLIAM HENRY ROBERTS, JR.

The Folk Hero of Hico


William Henry Roberts, Jr., better known as Billy the Kid, has been the subject of numerous songs, legends, movies, books, and controversies, and had as many aliases (Bonney, Kid Atrim, McCarty) as occupations (horse rustler, outlaw, gambler, cowboy). McCarty has managed to acquire a timeless reputation as both gun slinger and folk hero.

Billy The Kid Museum is about teaching and preserving history while giving visitors and residents a place to come together to share and appreciate the life and times of Billy the Kid and to discover and experience what it was like to live in the Old West. In a sense you’re walking through a museum as you stroll through the town of Hico.

Sue Land, the museum director, says the museum receives visitors from all over the world which is pretty fervent support for a man who is thought to have killed 21 men.

So come on down or up from whichever direction you are traveling, we are looking forward to your visit. We guarantee it will be entertaining, educational, and just flat out fun!

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