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Address: 113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-5949
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+1 505-758-4945
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 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 18 October 2016
TravelGrandma10
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Middle Tennessee

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of his residences. Despite his legend as an Old West scout, if you read the displays and Wikipedia carefully, he was a ruthless, murderous son-of-a-gun. Those were hard times I suppose.

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Thank John H
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum and home provided a look into the 1800s and the life of a frontiersman, trapper, scout, Army officer, and Indian agent. The displays contained furniture, artifacts, and photos. The written documentation did an excellent job of explaining everything. I am so glad we stopped here and highly recommend this museum.

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Thank ReaderPat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kit Carson items from his time, historically unique. Arts and Crafts Fair being held, was enjoyable with jewelry, food, clothing and music playing. Really well arranged for walking around and enjoying the day outside.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical home of Kit Carson and family. Well preserved and educational. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable

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Thank Colleen M
Kingman, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A lot of old history that I didn't know. I like to read history but I learn so much going thru the museum. Each of the rooms were full of things to learn. Great for kids, adults too.

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Thank Joseph M
houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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.

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Thank Wendell G
Lake Conroe, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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.

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Thank David F
Boulder City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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Thank Bouldercityvic
Middle Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Antioch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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