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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TheBel
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Burlingame, California
Interesting Small Museum

There was a very nice film describing Kit Carson and his role in the west. The museum was small... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Riverrat_11
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Peekskill, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 family, his connections to both Native American tribal life and the American, Spanish, and Mexican cultures that moved in.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 from the family that lives in Chimayo; married Josefa at 14 years old.

Thank Richard P
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LisaT4946, Public Relations Manager at Kit Carson Home & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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! He really was a very kind man who really cared a lot for the indians and the land. The home was in ruins and was rebuilt and restored. Many items like fireplaces are replicas, but all in all, the main structure and contents are very much original. Restoration was well done. Great museum to visit. We really learned a lot!

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LisaT4946, marketing associate at Kit Carson Home & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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 takes about an 1 hr minimum.

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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!

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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 year old daughter. Let her pick a postcard and a souvenir penny. The museum is not big at all but the video before was a good thing to watch. Interesting place to learn some history. Bathrooms are nice and clean, which is important to me

Thank tammyr841
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

It's interesting. Kit Carson was very important to Taos so they've dedicated actually quite a bit of space to his memory. It's worth the quick trip over from the plaza for sure.

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Reviewed September 13, 2018

We were walking around Taos and decided to visit this quaint little home of Kit Carson. We were surprised to learn some of the things we had read about Kit Carson weren’t actually true.

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Interesting look . in how this . important . citizen of the early days . in Taos lived. good visual presentation video to start things off. From apprentice . to Brigadier General Carson lived a full life. Strangely,. there is no mention of his activities . with the Navajo expulsion to Boswue . Redondo.

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