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Address: 113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
Phone Number: +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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Great place for history buffs!

The museum is small, but gives a good history of Kit Carson's life and the life of a 19th century western pioneer. The video gives a good history of his life.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Middle Tennessee

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houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew the name before we went, but came away with a better understanding of the man and his role in New Mexico history. Short, self guided tour, time well spent.

Thank Wendell G
Lake Conroe, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kit Carson's actual home. Guided tour was excellent, home contains many period relics and provides a real sense of what life was like during the pioneer days. Within walking distance of Taos Square - free parking in public lot about 1 block east off Kit Carson Road. Small admission price is good value. Gift shop adjacent to museum.

Thank David F
Boulder City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Watch the video presentation before you tour home, it gives you a peek about some things about him you won't know otherwise. It's very well restored.

Thank Bouldercityvic
Middle Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The museum is small, but gives a good history of Kit Carson's life and the life of a 19th century western pioneer. The video gives a good history of his life.

1 Thank TravelGrandma10
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Small Muesum. The film is a must see to,appreciate the visit. The home is only 5'rooms, with one converted to entrance and gift shop, and another the video room.

1 Thank Harold P
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Kit Carson Museum is small, but very well done. If you're a history buff, you will love the artifacts and memorabilia of Kit Carson and his family. The 20 minute video is very good.

1 Thank lheadley
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My understanding is that this house was built in 1825 and soon after purchased by Kit Carson for his 3rd wife. The Carsons lived here and raised their family. There is of course significant history about Mr. Carson, as he was known to be very self centered and could be cruel at times. However, he did rescue several children from... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We visited the Kit Carson museum on our recent trip to Taos. The museum is in the home where he and his family lived. It was interesting seeing how he lived and reading and hearing about all of the information about his life and the work he did.

1 Thank Laleca2014
Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The famous Kit Carson lived here, a small house that is well preserved and definitely worth a look. Many pieces of memorabilia. Reasonable admission. You can also walk a couple of blocks to one of the local cemeteries and see his final resting place. We asked the cashier which way it was, she pointed "that way". We got lost, so... More 

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Oroville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

They have a good movie that covers most of the information about Kit Carson you need to know. You can self tour his house.

Thank dave4q

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