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Kit Carson Home & Museum

Closes in 21 min: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Just a short block from Taos Plaza is the home of one of the most famous western legends of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marty B
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interesting small museum he did not stay there for long , has 3 rooms with his guns/saddle etc... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
rav t
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As if he was pulled directly from the hisory books himself, CJ Law the larger than life director of the Kit Carson house and museum was such a great and knowledgeable ambassador of everything related to Kit Carson and SW history. Thanks for the tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a short block from Taos Plaza is the home of one of the most famous western legends of the 19th century, Christopher Houston Carson, aka Kit Carson. For a nominal fee you can visit an authentic home built in 1825. Kit and his third...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really great stop while in Taos. We stayed at the Taos Inn so it was an easy (2 minute) walk from the Inn to the Museum. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Learned a lot in a short time about Kit Carson. The house and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very quiet on a chilly January morning in Taos warmed up by a tour of Kit Carson’s house. It’s small but the accompanying history given by CJ was outstanding. Not only could he expertly field any question but he was able to recreate the past...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

JC Law gave us a fabulous talk and tour of the house. Learnt so much about Kit Carson, local history, American history. Incredible knowledge so worth going to see him and the house. Virginia Holmes

Date of experience: January 2019
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LisaT4946, Guest Relations Manager at Kit Carson Home & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Virginia, Thanks so very much for your outstanding review. Yes, Dr. CJ Law is an encyclopedia of all things Kit. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Drop by the next time you visit beautiful, historic Taos, New Mexico

Reviewed 6 January 2019

interesting small museum he did not stay there for long , has 3 rooms with his guns/saddle etc ,pics of his families short video that tells his story

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rav t
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Take a break from great shopping and restaurants to learn a little history! David can answer any question about the life of this fascinating American legend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carie M
LisaT4946, Public Relations Manager at Kit Carson Home & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

We at the Kit Carson Home and Museum are so happy you found your visit enjoyable and informative. Please drop by for another visit when you are in Taos.

Reviewed 11 November 2018

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Reid S
LisaT4946, Public Relations Manager at Kit Carson Home & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

Thank you Reid for you review. It is nice to know we help our visitors gain insight and knowledge at the Kit Carson Home and Museum.

Reviewed 4 November 2018

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Richard P
LisaT4946, Public Relations Manager at Kit Carson Home & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

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.

Reviewed 20 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Not at the museum but a block down there is a public lot.
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