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Address: 113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
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+1 505-758-4945
11:00 - 16:00
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Purchased by famed cowboy Kit Carson for his bride in 1843, this 3-room...

Purchased by famed cowboy Kit Carson for his bride 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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Stopped here on a whim... Admission was reasonable... Video excelled... Home and furnishings were mostly from that era 😀

Reviewed 1 week ago
Don H
Kirkland, Washington
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The name Kit Carson didn't mean that much to me, he's not as well know as Daniel Boon or Lewis & Clarke.

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Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on a whim... Admission was reasonable... Video excelled... Home and furnishings were mostly from that era 😀

Thank Don H
Denver, CO
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking around Taos, we came across this small museum. What an interesting story is told here of a figure who is central to the history of the west. There is an informative video, many artifacts from his life and of the times, photos of him and his family - and of course the family home in Taos. Well worth the... More 

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Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The video did a graet job. Guft shop was cool. The museum and artifacts were cools. Good way to learn about the local history. Centrally located off the main drag in town and shares an alley with Taos Inn.

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Looks rather run down from the outside but is still being restored. Interesting film made by the History channel with Carson's great great grandson playing the man and looking uncannily like the original! Worth a look in.

Thank Sue H
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Kit Carson's story is a fascinating one of the old west. The curator of the museum didn't attempt to romanticize the man--- life in the west was hard. He was married three times and had many many children. In spite of his small stature he was larger than life. The house in Taos is one of many he lived in,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

October 21, 2016 - While touring various cities and sights in New Mexico, we had to visit Kit Carson's home and his grave. It only costs $7 adult or $6 senior to visit the house and museum. You enter the house off of a courtyard and step into the gift shop where you pay the admission. Depending upon when you... More 

Thank JerryH9905
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The tour here starts with a 20 minute presentation on the life of Kit Carson. The home has been nicely restored. There are numerous displays of related artifacts. There is also a nice shop.

Thank Jim E
Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

A short peek into an immensely interesting life. I bought "Blood and Thunder" by Hampton Sides when leaving. Read it, or any biographical material on Kit Carson, before you go.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

The Kit Carson Home and Museum has an informative video and a good selection of historical documents and items. The information on his life is very interesting. There is not really much to see at the site, but there is enough to make the visitor glad that someone had the foresight to save the site. There is a gift shop... More 

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