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Kit Carson Home & Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Great snapshot of history

Lots of historical momentos, a great little film about Kit Carson, pretty neat stop. Enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
Sebastopol, California
Movie and Musings

Masons enter free to Kit Carson Home and Museum. In the first room, a movie documentary is... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2018
Dallas, Texas
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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
+1 575-758-4945
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Lots of historical momentos, a great little film about Kit Carson, pretty neat stop. Enjoyed the gift shop too.

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

Taos Plaza and arts district. Interesting and fun. Nice shopping and art displays and studios. Great summer vacation area. Bring some walking shoes. Go and have have some special made tea at Tea O Graphy on Kit Carson Street. And see the Kit Carson home...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Masons enter free to Kit Carson Home and Museum. In the first room, a movie documentary is interesting (even to kids) tells about Kit Carson. The three other rooms in this house are loaded with artifacts. The original front door to the house is boarded,...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Architecture and history enthusiasts dream. Small collection, but significant and compelling. Museum staff knowledgeable and very willing to answer questions.

Thank 155tabor
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Small but interesting little museum located in Kit Carson's home. Some interesting artifacts and photos. Its a quicky so go by and see it.

Thank Frank C
Reviewed November 17, 2017

This house museum is small, but interesting. The original main house comprised three rooms. There is an addition that was made by the family at a later date and a room that was converted into the modern gift shop. The tour starts with a History...More

1  Thank Bryan C
Reviewed November 3, 2017

A chance to visit the memorabilia of a Western scout. And education of what was happening as the West was opened up for the wagon trains.

Thank Dudley H
Reviewed November 3, 2017

We really enjoyed this museum. It's very small, but I found the history of Kit Carson to be fascinating.

1  Thank Foodiewife
Reviewed October 21, 2017

I heard the name before but the movie tells us his life story. You can also see artifacts and old photos and his old home. This is great for anyone interested in the old west.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in western history and the development of the west this is a great place to visit. Great information about this iconic western frontiersman and his life. Be sure to watch the short video and look at the memorabilia in the museum....More

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August 29, 2018|
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Response from Malka43b | Reviewed this property |
What else would you need to make it helpful?
Julie F
May 19, 2015|
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Response from Malka43b | Reviewed this property |
Not at the museum but a block down there is a public lot.