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Kit Carson Home & Museum

113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
+1 505-758-4945
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Passing through

Coming home from a weekend in Colorado visiting our son, we stopped to have lunch and stretch our... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
via mobile
A small museum for a big name

The museum itself has only a couple of rooms. The outside of the place is almost as interesting as... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
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 good44%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“his life” (36 reviews)
“minute video” (20 reviews)
“great grandson” (16 reviews)
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113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
+1 505-758-4945

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Coming home from a weekend in Colorado visiting our son, we stopped to have lunch and stretch our legs. We parked near this plaza and had to pay to park so we went to La Cuerta Cafe and came back to the car. The wonderful...More

1  Thank shez4ou2
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The museum itself has only a couple of rooms. The outside of the place is almost as interesting as the inside (and you don't have to pay to walk around outside). A nice video and some exhibits, but I wouldn't pay any more than the...More

Thank Trainman334
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Visited Taos quickly on a Sunday PM, but for this reason. Glad I did, very humbling to be among his things. Felt the same way among Gen. Phil Sheridan's things. Each man saw a side of the Indian campaigns of the 1860s, but Carson refused...More

Thank MrSmitcher
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Excellent video of Kit Carson's life. The home and displays are well done and informative. Staff is excellent. Gift shop has unique, interesting and reasonably priced items. Entrance and garden are beautiful and well maintained. Worth the stop!

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Having heard some very interesting stories and opinions about Kit Carson, a visit to his house seemed in order. The house itself isn´t a great example of an historic home. Only one room, the kitchen, was furnished as it might have been. There were pictures...More

Thank 2littletime2seeitall
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This museum is very small, just a couple of rooms. There are enough items to make it interesting though. I enjoyed learning about Kit Carson's life and times in early New Mexico. They show an interesting segment from the history channel covering Kit Carson and...More

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This place was a bit of a gem, and the staff was most cordial and helpful in answering all kinds of questions we had (!). Much history to explore and learn, and the rooms of the home were interactive to a degree ... well worthy...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The Kit Carson Home and museum are a fairly small area. The self guided tour took us about an hour including the 20-minite video. The tour and video provide an interesting insight to Kit Carson. If you want a break from art studios and tours,...More

Thank ALH972
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Be sure to watch the 15 min. film prior to your tour. The actor who plays Kit Carson looks a lot like him as it is his Great-Great Grandson. Very cool! We owe a lot to Kit Carson for helping to map the West. His...More

Thank Love2ChaCha
Reviewed 12 July 2017

For only seven dollars we enjoyed ourselves. Great staff and nice presentation. Gift shop had some nice items.

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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