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Kit Carson Home & Museum

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113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
+1 505-758-4945
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The Legend -The Man

Awesome house. The video history video is worth a listen. So many details I'd forgotten from... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2016
via mobile
Carsons Crib

If you like history, the old west, and a quite layed back museum. This is it. I was so surprized as... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2016
Denver, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
+1 505-758-4945

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Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Awesome house. The video history video is worth a listen. So many details I'd forgotten from childhood. A hard life back then, for both men & women. Nice gift shop too.

Thank KauaiSalt
Reviewed May 28, 2016

If you like history, the old west, and a quite layed back museum. This is it. I was so surprized as to the wat this place was presented to me. It has it's own flare and genuine look of a man and his life.

Thank 88TOAD
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Kit Carson never considered himself a hero --- just a hard working trapper, explorer, hunter. The fact that he frequently came into contact and conflict with Native Americans was part of the experience of living in the west in the 1800's. His home is austere...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed May 23, 2016

The tour begins with a short informative video on Kit Carson. I was familiar with his name, but didn't really know much about him, so this provided a good summary of his life. Visiting his home was very interesting; there are four rooms in all....More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed May 22, 2016

We found the Kit Carson Museum very interesting. The introductory film of Carson's life is informative and his great great grandson stars as Kit Carson. I learned a lot about Kit Carson's work and family life. The museum is Carson's 4-room home that displays Carson...More

Thank sundown_10
Reviewed May 19, 2016

You have heard his name, but until you visit the house, hear about his adventure and join it with information about Santa Fe, you can't appreciate the man. It only takes about 40 minutes to see the movie and walk the house, but if you...More

Thank 2much2c_10
Reviewed May 17, 2016

My son had never heard of Kit Carson. I knew he was a scout for the military, but had no idea of the adventuresome life he led. The video presented interesting information about his life and family and the museum offered exhibits of photos, daily...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

A very friendly museum and how thankful we were they allowed well behaved dogs (our dog is small). There's a 25 minute video from the History Channel on Kit Carson's life (starring his grandson) which was was well worth watching. The house has been restored...More

Thank Donna V
Reviewed May 1, 2016

In the middle of Taos, this small museum brings to life Kit Carson and his life. Enjoyable way to spend and hour and learn some early NM history.

Thank LShank2014
Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Kit Carson is a well recognized historical figure in the exploration and settlement of the western United States. A fur trapper, mountain man, scout, and soldier. Carson's exploits covered many states and territories throughout his colorful career, but Taos was his home. The museum offers...More

Thank Phil K
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Julie F
May 19, 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