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“It's okay!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Governor Bent House and Museum

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Governor Bent House and Museum
117 Bent St., Taos, NM
505/758-2376
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Ranked #31 of 36 Attractions in Taos
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Owner description: Home of the first territorial governor of New Mexico, which features adobe architecture, 19th-century frontier artifacts and family furnishings.
Denver, Colorado
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158 reviews 158 reviews
77 attraction reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“It's okay!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

It's definitely about a part of the history of this place. The gentleman that was working there can tell you plenty of interesting stories about the museum. There is a minimal fee to get in, but that helps to keep the doors open.
The museum is a little rough around the edges, but it is interesting. It is not a very large place either. Beware though they had yellow jackets in the front area. It's a nice place to stop if you have a few minutes and are looking to learn a few things.

Visited May 2012
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“worth 3 bucks and ten minutes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Loved it, they guy running it was awsome. Its worth hearing the crazy story about gov bent. Funny we came here on a dart throw and turns out gov. bent is the brother of bents fort back were we are from. well worth the 3 bucks to see a 8 legged goat.

Visited March 2013
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Fishkill, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Small but unique museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Like Kit Carson's home, Governer Bent's house is a part of Taos history. Be sure to have someone show you around and tell you a little about the revolt that led to Gov Bent's murder and his daughter's record of that day.

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Antonito, Colorado, United States
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“History Tucked Away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

In between all the shops, you will find this little museum with a big story to tell. Very creative displays and interpretation, well laid out and compact. Don't pass it by when you are shopping in the John Dunne Shops because you would be passing up the chance to learn a little history of the Taos area and New Mexico.

Visited August 2012
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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“Fascinating historian in charge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

This museum is small but stuffed with artifacts, some of them relevant to Governor Bent and many not. The visit was more than worth the small fee just to hear George talk about the history of the era. He was knowledgeable and anxious to share the information. It made for an unusual and interesting stop.

Visited August 2012
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