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Governor Bent House and Museum

117 Bent St, Taos, NM 87571-6075
+1 505-758-2376
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Junk shop posing as a museum

Unless you enjoy funky junk shops, save your time (and the $3 admission). We came away wondering... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Florence, Italy
Tucked away in Taos

Small museum, covering the episode surrounding Governor Bent. Old gift shop holds old treasures at... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
alice w
Placitas, New Mexico
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Home of the first territorial governor of New Mexico, which features adobe architecture, 19th-century frontier artifacts and family furnishings.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average19%
  • Poor36%
  • Terrible14%
24 Oct 2017
“Junk shop posing as a museum”
14 Aug 2017
“Tucked away in Taos”
117 Bent St, Taos, NM 87571-6075
+1 505-758-2376

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Unless you enjoy funky junk shops, save your time (and the $3 admission). We came away wondering what sort of other places were seen by the people who called this "among the must see attractions" of Taos.

Thank eurotripper10
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Small museum, covering the episode surrounding Governor Bent. Old gift shop holds old treasures at very low pricing. Taos pottery for sale here. We will go back for a longer visit.

Thank alice w
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Not much information to learn. One room does have some unorganized papers and a summary of Governor Bent. Walked thru in about 5 minutes. Some interesting old antiques to see. This needs to be updated to be a museum.

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

When visiting Taos this is among the must see attractions. It gives you an opportunity to learn and feel the rich history of Taos as you stand on the actual location upon which events transpired.

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Somehow this so-called museum ended up on my list of must-sees in Taos, probably because the house is on the "National Register of Historic Places". While this may be of interest to local (New Mexican) people, to people visting from abroad, this place isn't any...More

Thank Bert V
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I would not consider this a "Museum." I went expecting an educational experience. What I found was an odd collection of random items with little to no curation or helpful descriptions. The place is small, dark, dusty and messy. On the positive side, it only...More

Thank Traveler_J2018
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Poorly displayed and very dusty. It was too hard to figure out which objects related to Governor Bent.

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This sloppily arranged museum was a crammed mismatch of old stuff, some of it worth seeing if it were to be better organized and labeled. We have shopped at thrift shops that are more orderly. Not worth the $3 entry fee. Nobody answers questions and...More

Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Governor Bent was killed and scalped here in the Taos Pueblo Revolt. There are period artifacts, newspaper articles, family pictures such. Admission is $3. I was there as Charles Bent was the brother of Julia Bent, first wife of Governor Lilburn Boggs of Missouri. Lilburn's...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My wife is a history hound. We had already been to the Governor Bent grave in Santa Fe earlier in the day, the excellent Bents Fort in Colorado some months ago and were following the Santa Fe trail in part on this trip. The museum...More

Thank Philip L
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