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Kit Carson Home & Museum

113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
+1 575-758-4945
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Disappointed again

We recently visited the museum for the 2nd time. Last year we were never acknowledged or offered... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie B
Kit Carson Home & Museum - this is a MUST SEE for a glimpse into the history of the southwest !!!

For those interested in learning more about the history, exploration, and settlement of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
lanceo53
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Christopher “Kit” Carson, is perhaps Taos' most famous and controversial resident. He was a fur trapper among the earliest Western explorers, a scout during the first mapping of pioneer trails, a cattle and sheep rancher, a transcontinental courier, U.S. Native American agent, and an officer in the United States Army. Yet he was more than any of those things. Some people say he was a hero who was instrumental in opening up the West. Others say he was a rugged frontiersman who understood the ways of Native Americans better than any other Westerner. Still others maintain that he was an Indian hater whose only interest was to fight and kill Native Americans. He never accepted any of these labels, and neither have modern biographers who have portrayed him as an enigmatic Purchased by Kit Carson for his bride Josefa in 1843, this 3-room adobe home displays artifacts, antique firearms and other pioneer belongings, Kit Carson memorabilia and an exhaustive supply of books about New Mexico.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently visited the museum for the 2nd time. Last year we were never acknowledged or offered help in purchasing tickets. When someone else came in the museum, they were greeted and helped at once. We tried again this trip with our children with us....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

For those interested in learning more about the history, exploration, and settlement of the southwest...please be sure to visit the Kit Carson Home & Museum. He was truly one of the iconic figures of the mid-1800's as it pertains to the evolution and shaping of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A nice little museum with very friendly, informative staff members. There is a $7 entrance fee, which includes a 20 minute film about Kit Carson, and I did see a staff member give a tour of this small place, but we didn't go on that....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kit Carson Home & Museum only requires a quick visit but is very interesting and made me want to learn more. The house has lots of historic charm and a short film tells the interesting story of Kit Carson's life. Definitely worth an hour or...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about an hour and a half on the tour of Kit Carson's home from the 1840's. It is the very same adobe bricks he lived with.in some cases. The guide was excellent with discussions of the times then and Kit Carson's parts in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of artifacts and documentation in this old adobe house. Well preserved and easy to find. It’s on Kit Carson St., close to the historic plaza center. After you visit the Kit Carson house, you can walk down the...More

Thank W2255KXlaurad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great tour and very informative. Be sure to watch the video to get a better understanding of Kit Carson and his life. Loved that his great grandson starred in the video. Nice little gift shop.

Thank legsbell
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meander around the rustic courtyard then view a short documentary film about the life of legendary frontiersman, Kit Carson. Produced by the History Channel, the film has more impact sitting in Kit’s old adobe home. Afterward, there are three rooms and a small but interesting...More

Thank B H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting movie tells a lot about the Carson history in the southwest and the family's personal history. Then touring the rooms and seeing the old photos and furnishings and the outside courtyard where a lot of the day to day activities took place just adds...More

Thank NancyTColorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see while in Taos! A fascinating bit of history. You walk through what remains of the courtyard and enter through the gift shop where you meet knowledgeable docents. Watch the video on the early life of Kit Carson - very informative. The actor...More

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Parking was a tough find while we visited the area, not that it does not exist. There is no direct parking for the museum. However, we were able to park in an open restaurant parking lot at no charge just a block or so to... More
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