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Kit Carson Home & Museum

113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
+1 505-758-4945
Review Highlights
Great Museum, Excellent Exhibits

This was my second or third visit and continued to learn about this Mountain Man. Great video and... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
William R
Kerrville, Texas
It was a nice museum, not quite what I envisioned.

Needless to say, those days out of the 1800's can just stay there. It was a really rough... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Kenneth S
Lubbock, United States
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“his life” (39 reviews)
“minute video” (20 reviews)
“great grandson” (16 reviews)
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113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
+1 505-758-4945

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

This was my second or third visit and continued to learn about this Mountain Man. Great video and excellent exhibits. Well worth the time, great gift shop with excellent books. They can also give directions to his nearby grave. Best parking for the cemetery is...More

1  Thank William R
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Needless to say, those days out of the 1800's can just stay there. It was a really rough environment back then. The display's were really nice and one can really walk through a real adobe home. The wall's are very thick. One can easily see...More

1  Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a nice tour to take. It gives you a very good idea of what is was like in the "wild" west an he hardships people had to endure.

Thank S6960QTjohny
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I knew little about kit Carson. It was edifying to learn about his life and experiences. He was quite a man. The home is small and gives goo inside into how the early settlers really lived.

1  Thank Lemuria9
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Coming home from a weekend in Colorado visiting our son, we stopped to have lunch and stretch our legs. We parked near this plaza and had to pay to park so we went to La Cuerta Cafe and came back to the car. The wonderful...More

1  Thank shez4ou2
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The museum itself has only a couple of rooms. The outside of the place is almost as interesting as the inside (and you don't have to pay to walk around outside). A nice video and some exhibits, but I wouldn't pay any more than the...More

Thank Trainman334
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Visited Taos quickly on a Sunday PM, but for this reason. Glad I did, very humbling to be among his things. Felt the same way among Gen. Phil Sheridan's things. Each man saw a side of the Indian campaigns of the 1860s, but Carson refused...More

Thank MrSmitcher
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Excellent video of Kit Carson's life. The home and displays are well done and informative. Staff is excellent. Gift shop has unique, interesting and reasonably priced items. Entrance and garden are beautiful and well maintained. Worth the stop!

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Having heard some very interesting stories and opinions about Kit Carson, a visit to his house seemed in order. The house itself isn´t a great example of an historic home. Only one room, the kitchen, was furnished as it might have been. There were pictures...More

Thank 2littletime2seeitall
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This museum is very small, just a couple of rooms. There are enough items to make it interesting though. I enjoyed learning about Kit Carson's life and times in early New Mexico. They show an interesting segment from the history channel covering Kit Carson and...More

Thank Kirk H
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Julie F
19 May 2015|
Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
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