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Kit Carson Home & Museum, Taos

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History Museum · Historic Site
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. To visit Kit Carson Home & Museum on your holiday in Taos, and find out what else Taos has to offer, use our Taos.
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  • We visited during a slow time of day and had the undivided attention of the docents. The introductory film from the History Channel was very interesting. This was followed by a guided tour of the...  more »
  • The video (staring Kit Carson's great grandson) is very informative and gives great background. The house is not large, but there are various artifacts to see. Nice gift shop and extremely...  more »
  • It was $10 per person. Basically watched a video from the History Channel. The house was pretty cool. Not very big. Without the video it only takes a few minutes to tour. I understand the expense of upkeep and all but was hoping for more personal items.
  • Other than the building there's not much here that is directly tied to Kit Carson. Very few original artifacts, mostly reproductions and pieces of peripheral interest. What there is, isn't presented in a manner that stimulates thought or discussion. I didn't see anything that addressed any of the controversial aspects of his life.

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