The Kit Carson Home and Museum is located in the heart of Taos on 113 Kit Carson Road and is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm March through October and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm November through February. On entering the Museum, visitors can watch a 20-minute documentary about Carson before exploring the Museum’s collections and exhibits.
The Museum has an onsite gift shop that sells a range of Museum-related goods, including Carson, southwest biographies, and other items. The Museum is handicap accessible, and there are an array of excellent art galleries, quaint shops, and fine lodging and dining within walking minutes of the Museum.
Guests can complement their visit to The Kit Carson Home and Museum by seeing other interesting sites in the area, such as the Kit Carson Cemetery, which is home to the graves of
Kit and Josefa Carson, as well as other famed Taos citizens like Mabel Dodge Luhan.
A few miles out of town in the historic site of the Martinez Hacienda, which has been lovingly restored to its original form to showcase an exquisite example of New Mexico architecture and early New Mexican life.
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113 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM 87571, website, Phone: 575-758-4945
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