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Kit Carson Home & Museum

113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
+1 505-758-4945
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History movie of Kit Carson at his home

I heard the name before but the movie tells us his life story. You can also see artifacts and old... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chaska, Minnesota
Western History Buff Delight

If you are interested in western history and the development of the west this is a great place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
San Ramon, California
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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.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
+1 505-758-4945

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 Sieg1313
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the small museum and courtyard garden outside. The video does a good job of describing this pioneer. Nice selection of period artifacts. After leaving we went to the cemetery close by to see the grave of Kit Carson There are other notables buried...More

Thank Bily_Bob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading some books containing the exploits of Kit Carson, it was a real treat to visit the home he actually occupied. A short film sets the stage for what you are going to view. This was a man who lived hard and experienced much...More

Thank TrudiC44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great learning experience about Kit Carson. Excellent exhibit, plus short movie about his life. This will flesh out what we didn't get in High School American History class.

1  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The tour and experience of visiting Kit Carson's home is amazing! The old frontier West has come alive for me in more ways than I can imagine. The story of Kit Carson from his childhood (growing up near Daniel Boone and his family) and the...More

1  Thank R Bruce D
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We finally visited this litte Museum and several trips to Taos over the years. It is the actual home of Kit Carson, making it very poignant when visualizing how the little inside space was utilized by the family.

Thank Tim E
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
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Julie F
20 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