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“Context of the time.”

Kit Carson Home & Museum
Ranked #14 of 93 things to do in Taos
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Owner description: Purchased by famed cowboy Kit Carson for his bride in 1843, this 3-room adobe home displays artifacts, antique firearms and other pioneer belongings, Kit Carson memorabilia and an exhaustive supply of books about New Mexico.
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Context of the time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Not fancy, but if you don't allow your presentism to get in the way. It is an enjoyable historic visit that places Kit perspective and context.

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English first
Maine
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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“History at it's best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

A very well done museum in Kit Carson's house. The presenter was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the time period. There is a great video to watch. I learned a great deal about the exploration and settling of this part of the country. Why couldn't my history classes have been as interesting.

Visited April 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Gives you perspective”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

OK, so it's not a world-class museum but it IS a way to give you perspective. Kit Carson & family lived here.... this gave me an appreciation for how we live today. The guide was passionate and very informative. Worth 1/2 hour of your time, in my opinion.

Visited April 2012
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Raton, New Mexico
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54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Interesting Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Lots of historic items and history is in this museum. A must see while in Taos.

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Overrated and overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

There is simply not much to see in this museum. Two small almost unfurnished rooms.

Visited March 2012
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