One of my favorite field trips we have done in the past is visiting the little town of Lincoln, New Mexico.
Lincoln is a small ghost town in southeast New Mexico, with one main street, and lots of little houses. The whole town is like a walk through museum, nobody lives there. There is a court house and prison, where Billy the Kid escaped from pretty spectacularly. There is the town store, a church, a doctor’s office, a hotel, little gift shops and places to eat for the tourists. It is really fun to walk through and see what life was like back in the 1800’s. What people could buy at the store, what a typical kitchen looked like, the sizes of beds… The doctor’s office’s instruments looked pretty scary.
Here is the my son Shane (about 2 years old at the time, how cute is he!!) in the court house.
My kids with their cousin (left) in front of the courthouse.
Houses like this are lining the street, you can wander in and out of stores.
Next the museum telling of Billy the Kid’s history and the Lincoln County War, he was in the middle of.
4-6 Museums are open 7 days a week, depending on the season. To plan your visit go here.
Have a lovely day,