The Museum is open from
10 – 5 March through October
and 10 – 4 November through February.


The Museum is closed on:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day


$7.00 – Adults
$6.00 – Seniors
$5.00 – Teens and Students
$5.00 – Tour Groups of 10 or more people

  • Free to children 12 and under
  • Free to Kit Carson Home and Museum Members
  • Free to Taos County Residents every Sunday
  • Free to active military personnel
  • Free to Masonic members


The Kit Carson Home and Museum is located right in the middle of Taos, just off Highway 68 on Kit Carson Road and a short walk from Taos Plaza.

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Our trained staff can recommend shopping, dining, lodging and other cultural sites to see during your visit to Taos – feel free to ask them! There are excellent galleries, shops, lodging and dining within walking minutes of the Museum.

We highly recommend seeing the Kit Carson Cemetery where you will see the graves of Taos’ famed citizens like Mabel Dodge Luhan and of course Kit and Josefa Carson.

We also highly recommend visiting the Martinez Hacienda, which is a few miles out of town on Ranchitos Road. This historic site has been painstakingly restored to its original form. Seeing this prime example of New Mexico architecture and example of early New Mexican life is very worth the trip. Again, our staff can provide with details of visiting the site.

The Kit Carson Home and Museum is a registered National Historic Landmark, one of 46 in the State of New Mexico.


The Kit Carson Home and Museum interior spaces are very old and historically important. We ask that you take care when viewing the Museum’s rooms.

Photographs inside the Museum are allowed, with consideration of other visitors. Photographs of the outside courtyard are encouraged!

We also ask that you take care when walking on the property and in the Museum.

The Museum is handicap accessible.

We will ask you to leave your large backpacks with our reliable gift shop staff during your visit.

We also ask that all food and drink be enjoyed outside the Museum in the historic courtyard.