Lincoln Historic Site
The most widely visited state historic site in New Mexico
Lincoln has not changed much since the Lincoln County War and a host of characters, including Billy the Kid, launched this town into the history books. President Rutherford B. Hayes called Lincoln “The Most Dangerous Street in America.” Here is a tale fueled by ambition, greed, corruption, violence, and the uncanny ability of William H. Bonney to escape from jail. Billy the Kid remains an enigma as he continues to elude his modern pursuers — historians.
Lincoln, a town preserved as it was in 1880, offers visitors plenty to explore, from the Lincoln County Courthouse and the “Convento,” which was the first courthouse, to the Tunstall Mercantile, with original merchandise. Go inside the San Juan chapel, a frontier church, or cross the street to see the Torreón, a rock defensive tower which was the first structure constructed in the village.
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