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Kit Carson Home & Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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pioneers story help settle america

interesting small museum he did not stay there for long , has 3 rooms with his guns/saddle etc... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rav t
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Florida
FUN SPOT FOR A SHORT VISIT

Did not realize how small Kit Carson was (5'5") Informative and casual. Worth the time and... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
TheBel
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Burlingame, California
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Christopher “Kit” Carson, is perhaps Taos' most famous 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...more
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113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

JC Law gave us a fabulous talk and tour of the house. Learnt so much about Kit Carson, local history, American history. Incredible knowledge so worth going to see him and the house. Virginia Holmes

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VirginiaBombay
LisaT4946, Guest Relations Manager at Kit Carson Home & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Virginia, Thanks so very much for your outstanding review. Yes, Dr. CJ Law is an encyclopedia of all things Kit. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Drop by the next time you visit beautiful, historic Taos, New Mexico

Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting small museum he did not stay there for long , has 3 rooms with his guns/saddle etc ,pics of his families short video that tells his story

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rav t
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Take a break from great shopping and restaurants to learn a little history! David can answer any question about the life of this fascinating American legend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carie M
LisaT4946, Public Relations Manager at Kit Carson Home & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

We at the Kit Carson Home and Museum are so happy you found your visit enjoyable and informative. Please drop by for another visit when you are in Taos.

Reviewed November 11, 2018

Utilizing a History Channel video about the legendary Kit Carson is a brilliant way to set the stage to view the 3-room museum of period displays and a few actual Carson items. Docent/guides are available and willing to furnish more details about Kit and his...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LisaT4946, Public Relations Manager at Kit Carson Home & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Thank you Reid for you review. It is nice to know we help our visitors gain insight and knowledge at the Kit Carson Home and Museum.

Reviewed November 4, 2018

Be sure to read some of the Wikipedia on Kit Carson. He was an american western legend. The museum give a good idea on life in the 1800's. Be sure to watch the short video of his life experiences. His last wife was a Jaramillo...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Richard P
LisaT4946, Public Relations Manager at Kit Carson Home & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Richard, Thanks so much for your review. Carson and his family have a fascinating and complex history. Please be sure to visit again next time you are in Taos.

Reviewed October 20, 2018

Did not realize how small Kit Carson was (5'5") Informative and casual. Worth the time and effort- easy to get to.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TheBel
Reviewed October 18, 2018

The Kit Carson museum is well worth visiting. The tour price includes watching a video which explains Kit Carson history very well. The story is much different than I thought - most books and stories about Kit make him much larger than life tough guy!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LisaT4946, marketing associate at Kit Carson Home & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thanks NorthStar368018. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time here at the Kit Carson Home and Museum. Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed October 1, 2018

There was a very nice film describing Kit Carson and his role in the west. The museum was small and self-guided. There had been a docent who seemed to have disappeared so we didn't get to interact with anyone and ask questions which was disappointing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Riverrat_11
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

The Kit Carson Home and Museum is full of history. This should be a must visit while in Taos. They have a very good 20 min video on his life. Plenty of facts, photos, etc . Nice gift shop at the entrance. Highly recommend. Only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LisaT4946, Guest Relations Manager at Kit Carson Home & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thank you for taking your time to write such a kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for something to do after lunch so we decided to check this place out. The courtyard is beautiful and a great photo op. Cool little piece of history. The lady working at the museum was so nice to us and our 8...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Not at the museum but a block down there is a public lot.
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