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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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Kit Carson's Home and Museum

Very nice home and museum of Kit Carson. We really enjoyed The History Channel's documentary on Kit Carson prior to walking through the museum. Many thanks to the Mason's for... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Cypress, Texas
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Cypress, Texas
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice home and museum of Kit Carson. We really enjoyed The History Channel's documentary on Kit Carson prior to walking through the museum. Many thanks to the Mason's for preserving Kit Carson's history.

Thank PattiChap
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

For many of his contemporaries Carson was a larger-than-life frontiersman. This little museum introduces visitors to the real Kit Carson. Over time he was runaway apprentice, Indian fighter, trapper, guide, devoted husband, doting father, and local businessman. All are evident in the excellent twenty minute video, and in exhibits in the Carson home. The displays are limited, but through the... More 

Thank Gary M
St. George, Utah
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I love anything about the Old West. It was fascinating to learn about Kit, his 3 wives, his children, his scouting, his height, the courtyard. I loved the movie and tour and would recommend it to anyone. Very informative!

Gainesville, Florida
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

An inexpensive and interesting stop on our Taos vacation. After a 15 minute video presentation wander freely through the four room home. Then, drive over to Kit Carson Park to visit the family gravesite.

Thank Slackdog49
Westlake, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The video is a good place to start. There are many cool photos and artifacts and written materials giving you a glimpse of Kit Carson's accomplishments and the adventurous and impressive life he lead. It made me want to learn more. I really enjoyed my short time there.

Thank lindakelly14
Kingman, Arizona
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236 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were interested in seeing the house, so decided to make it a destination. It was very well presented. The ladies in the gift shop were friendly and helpful. The house it's self is a museum, The rooms were well supplied with pictures and items used in the period when the Carsons lived there. There was a video that had... More 

Thank Sherman A
St. George, Utah
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61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I've heard and read about Kit Carson all of my life, so it was fun to see his home and view the exhibits about his life. I highly recommend it if you're in Taos and are at all interested in the history of the Southwest.

Thank Colin J
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98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We weren't sure this would be worthwhile after reading some of the reviews, but we found it to be very interesting. The movie at the beginning was well-done and gave you a good background on the life of Carson and his family. We enjoyed the displays and gift shop, too. You can spend as much time as you like as... More 

Thank walkaday65
Somers Point, New Jersey
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336 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

House bought by the Masons to detail the life of Kit Carson Watched video from History Channel with Kit Carson's descendent playing him Some artifacts

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Evansville, IN
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We enjoyed our visit here and would have stayed longer, but our 5 year old was not impressed! Disappointed because one of our tour books said this was a good family type attraction, but I don't think anyone under 12 would really enjoy this place. Having said that, my husband and I found it very interested and would have stayed... More 

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