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Kit Carson Home & Museum, Taos

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History Museum
Once home to the famous cowboy, Kit Carson Home & Museum now hosts artifacts, antique firearms, and photos from Kit Carson's life. This National Historic Landmark housed the Carson family from 1843 to 1867, and today it preserves and educate visitors on the old way of life. Check out the adobe baking stove and drying rack, and admire Carson's belongings, including a U.S. Army sabre and scabbard, a Masonic hat, and a replica of a .50 caliber Hawkins rifle. In the beginning of the tour, be sure to watch the 20-minute video about the cowboy, and learn more by picking up reading material from the gift shop. Use our Taos itinerary planner to visit Kit Carson Home & Museum on your trip to Taos, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is the old house and furnishings of Kit Carson. Located close to the park and it is his actual burial place. The graveyard of early settlers and their rich history is all documented here. Across ...  more »
  • It was a good time, the person working was very nice. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the fact they didn't have a XXL shirt in black.  more »
  • The museum is small and interesting and reasonably priced. You won't need more than an hour or two at the most but worth a stop.  more »
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  • I highly recommend a visit to this museum. The gift shop is attractive and reasonably priced, and the artifacts illustrate the story of Kit Carson's amazing life. The latest donation: a huge, beautiful buffalo head that seems to emanate the spirit of the Plains. The docents are friendly and very informative. If you are a student of Western history, this tour is a must.
  • I liked the house and the museum, however the docents are terribly rude. The first time I came by the docent was rude and made a snarky comment when asked if I could use a debit card for a small purchase. Came back a few days later and had a different docent, she had the audactity to shush me and two other women when we were talking loud. Did not realize I was still 12 years old and that shushing people was still acceptable especially when we all spent a lot of money there. Unfortunate hat these ladies are so terrible that they ruined the experience.
  • This place was Kit Carson's Home, has a lovely gift shop and is also is very interesting. Worth the admission fee.
  • If you are a history fan of the southwest, this is a must see. Great price and even free for some folks!
  • Great local historic place