Museums and Historical Places of Interest in Taos and Northern New Mexico


 

Name - Kit Carson Home and Museum 
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, still standing in its original footprint at 113 Kit Carson Road in Taos, was built circa 1825 and purchased by Kit Carson as a wedding gift for his third wife, Maria Josefa Jaramillo, a member of a prominent Taos family. The territorial style adobe building was to be their home for the next twenty five years. Seven of their eight children were born and raised in the home, along with several Native American children who had been freed by the Carsons from captivity.

Website - www.kitcarsonhomeandmuseum.com
Email - info@kitcarsonmuseum.org
Phone - 575-758-4945
Physical Location - 113 Kit Carson Road (Google Maps)
Organization Type - Museum


 

Name - La Hacienda de los Martinez
The Hacienda de los Martinez is one of the few northern New Mexico style, late Spanish Colonial period, "Great Houses" remaining in the American Southwest.  Built in 1804 by Severino Martin (later changed to Martinez), this fortress-like building with massive adobe walls became an important trade center for the northern boundary of the Spanish Empire.  The Hacienda was the final terminus for the Camino Real which connected northern New Mexico to Mexico City.  The Hacienda also was the headquarters for an extensive ranching and farming operation.

Website - http://www.millicentrogers.org
Email - blume@taoshistoricmuseums.org
Phone - 575-758-0505
Physical Location - 222 Ledoux Street
Organization Type - Museum


 

Name - Millicent Rogers Museum 
Whether your tastes range from prehistoric pottery to contemporary jewelry, the MRM is the place to experience all the cultures of the Southwest and under one roof. As you walk through our twenty galleries and exhibition spaces, you too will make your own discoveries about the heritage of the Hispanic, Native American and Anglo arts of the Southwest.

Website - http://www.millicentrogers.org
Email - mrm@millicentrogers.org
Phone - 575-758-2462
Physical Location - 1504 Millicent Rogers Road (Mapquest)
Mailing Address - PO Box 1210, Taos, NM 87571
Primary Contact - Peter Seibert
Primary Contact Email - peters@millicentrogers.org
Organization Type - Museum 501 C 3