Kit Carson Home & Museum

Kit Carson Home & Museum This adobe house, built around 1825, is the original home of the renowned pioneer frontiersman and his wife, Josefa. The beautiful courtyard is a lovely destination with its forest of hollyhocks and other flowers nestled in the heart of historic Taos.

The Kit Carson Home & Museum is 501(c)(3) corporation. Donation made to the KCHM are fully tax deductible under the tax laws of the IRS.

Mission: To preserve the home of Kit and Josefa Carson, and to inform the public of Kit Carson's role and importance to the Southwest, New Mexico and Taos specifically.

Operating as usual

Join us July 20-21, for Taos Fiesta, when the Kit Carson Home and Museum will be hosting the First Annual Kit Carson Fri...
06/04/2019

Join us July 20-21, for Taos Fiesta, when the Kit Carson Home and Museum will be hosting the First Annual Kit Carson Friends and Family Reunion. There will be plenty to do and see during the Fiesta and the Museum will have a picnic in the Kit Carson Park with an update on what's happening at the Museum with our director, Dr. CJ Law. For more details on Fiesta, go to http://fiestasdetaos.com/. Look for updates on our website at www.kitcarsonmuseum.org.

Click here to support Kit and Josefa Carson Headstone Replacment organized by Kit Carson Home And Museum
04/13/2019
Click here to support Kit and Josefa Carson Headstone Replacment organized by Kit Carson Home And Museum

Click here to support Kit and Josefa Carson Headstone Replacment organized by Kit Carson Home And Museum

Want to join us in making a difference? We are raising money for Kit Carson Home & Museum Inc, and any donation will help make impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to . Kit and Josefa both died in the spring of 1868. Over the 150 years the gravestones...

Click here to support Kit and Josefa Carson Headstone Replacment organized by Kit Carson Home And Museum
04/06/2019
Click here to support Kit and Josefa Carson Headstone Replacment organized by Kit Carson Home And Museum

Click here to support Kit and Josefa Carson Headstone Replacment organized by Kit Carson Home And Museum

Want to join us in making a difference? We are raising money for Kit Carson Home & Museum Inc, and any donation will help make impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to . Kit and Josefa both died in the spring of 1868. Over the 150 years the gravestones...

Click here to support Kit and Josefa Carson Headstone Replacment organized by Kit Carson Home And Museum
04/06/2019
Click here to support Kit and Josefa Carson Headstone Replacment organized by Kit Carson Home And Museum

Click here to support Kit and Josefa Carson Headstone Replacment organized by Kit Carson Home And Museum

Want to join us in making a difference? We are raising money for Kit Carson Home & Museum Inc, and any donation will help make impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to . Kit and Josefa both died in the spring of 1868. Over the 150 years the gravestones...

03/15/2019
Mary Weahkee makes Mogollon sandals from yucca

Mary Weahkee makes Mogollon sandals from yucca

In this demonstration video, Mary Weahkee of Santa Clara Pueblo, an archaeologist with the Center for New Mexico Archaeology, shows the process of making a M...

Join the conversation.  This Saturday, 6pm at the Kit Carson Home and Museum!
03/15/2019
Taos News

Join the conversation. This Saturday, 6pm at the Kit Carson Home and Museum!

Diné College curator and Kit Carson Museum director to offer contrasting accounts

Navajo Parks & Recreation
01/19/2019

Navajo Parks & Recreation

A beautiful day in Monument Valley. “Great day for a hike!”

Taos Art Supply
01/12/2019

Taos Art Supply

Bert Geer Phillips (1868 - 1956)

Winter in Taos, oil

Red River Miner
01/12/2019

Red River Miner

SNOW moved into town around 1:30am and has been doing this all night! Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Village of Arroyo Seco
01/12/2019

Village of Arroyo Seco

Winter in Seco is Music for the Eyes.

Taos Ski Valley
01/12/2019

Taos Ski Valley

Conditions throughout the mountain are excellent and the hike-to-terrain is 👌
Come up and enjoy the fresh 6" of fresh powder!

12/29/2018
Kit Carson Home & Museum

Kit Carson Home & Museum

Attention friends! Do you believe you are a member of the Carson/ Jaramillo Family Tree? We at the Kit Carson Home and Museum are contemplating hosting an extended family reunion here during the summer of 2019? What are you thoughts? Would you be likely to attend? Please share your thoughts here or by [email protected] [email protected]. Thanks We look forward to your feed back.

12/24/2018

May the Joy and Blessings of the Season be yours. Kit Carson Museum is closed for the 25th and will reopen on Wed the 26th. 20% shop discount continues!

12/24/2018

Last minute shoppers - we are open and all items are 20% off!
Drop on by - here 'til 4:30!!

David Westphall Veterans Foundation
12/24/2018

David Westphall Veterans Foundation

Christmas Eve Greetings from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, NM.

Palace of the Governors Photo Archives
12/23/2018

Palace of the Governors Photo Archives

Woman with chile ristra, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Photographer: Christian G. Kaadt
Date: 1899
Negative Number 014255

12/23/2018

20% Discount on all Gift Shop Items thru December 31st!
Drop by the Kit Carson Museum for your last minute gifts! Locals get free museum admission every Sunday. Open today and Christmas Eve until 4:30 PM. Take advantage of this win, win, win. Tax free shopping at 20% discount while supporting this historic site.

12/15/2018

Visit the Kit Carson Home and Museum and enjoy 20% off all of your taxfree purchases!

Free admission every day for all active military. Drop by for a visit soon!http://www.kitcarsonmuseum.org/
12/09/2018
Home

Free admission every day for all active military. Drop by for a visit soon!
http://www.kitcarsonmuseum.org/

The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May through October and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.November through April. Holidays The Museum is closed on: Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day New Year’s Day $7.00 - Adults $6.00 – Seniors $5.00 - Veterans, Teens and Students $5.00 - Tour Groups of 5 or more pe...

12/08/2018
Kit Carson Home & Museum

Kit Carson Home & Museum

Holiday Sale !
20% off EVERYTHING in our Gift Shop thru 12/31/2018
Books, Puebloan artists pottery and jewelry, note cards, ornaments, home décor and so much more on sale. Taos County residents also get free admission to our Museum every Sunday.

Palace of the Governors Photo Archives
12/07/2018

Palace of the Governors Photo Archives

Plaza in winter, view down San Francisco Street with St. Francis Cathedral in distance, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Creator: Central Photographic Studio, Erie, Pennsylvania
Date: ca. 1925-1930
Negative Number 134573

Fantastic and quiet time to be on the mountain!
12/07/2018

Fantastic and quiet time to be on the mountain!

The storm continues with 5" of snow hitting the mountain last night and over 18" in the past week, conditions are looking great for the upcoming weekend.

12/07/2018

Holiday Sale !
20% off EVERYTHING in our Gift Shop thru 12/31/2018
Books, Puebloan artists pottery and jewelry, note cards, ornaments, home décor and so much more on sale. Taos County residents also get free admission to our Museum every Sunday.

11/23/2018

The gift giving season is upon us. Drop by the Kit Carson Home and Museum to find the perfect stocking stuffers, great books, hand crafted treasures and vintage gifts. We are open daily between 10 am and 4:30 pm and conveniently located at 113 Kit Carson Road.

11/06/2018

On Sunday, November 11th, we at the Kit Carson Museum would like to thank our Veteran's by offering free admission to all Vet's. Please drop by the home of Kit Carson and enjoy a glimpse back in our history.

Taos Ski Valley
11/03/2018
Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley

We are SKI Magazine's winner for Resort of the Year: Best Local Flavor
Our culture and heritage continue to set us apart, thank you to everyone who makes this such a special place.

11/03/2018

The folks at the Kit Carson Home and Museum would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Town of Taos Water Department for their prompt and efficient repair of the broken water pipe on Kit Carson Road. A special thank you for their immediate placement of sand bags. This prevented water from seeping into the Home's nearly 200 year old adobe walls. This day long emergency repair (and the necessary traffic control) was handled most professionally. Everyone involved should be congratulated. Great work. Thanks

The Couse-Sharp Historic Site
11/02/2018

The Couse-Sharp Historic Site

Thank you to Western Art Collector Magazine for the great article on Taos featuring our Executive Director Davison Packard Koenig, and our amazing colleagues Ashley Rolshoven Loveless from Parsons Fine Arts, and Dr. Caroline Jean Fernald from The Millicent Rogers Museum.

11/02/2018

Attention friends! Do you believe you are a member of the Carson/ Jaramillo Family Tree? We at the Kit Carson Home and Museum are contemplating hosting an extended family reunion here during the summer of 2019? What are you thoughts? Would you be likely to attend? Please share your thoughts here or by [email protected] [email protected]. Thanks We look forward to your feed back.

Address

113 Kit Carson Rd
Taos, NM
87571-5949

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+15757584082

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Keeping the home fires burning - the story of “JOSEFA”.

“Josefa” a new book about Kit Carson’s wife by author Barbara Schultz. Come in a purchase your copy at the KCHM gift shop!

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