Kit Carson was a fur trapper, a guide for John Freemont and an Indian agent. He was also given the task of relocating the Navajos from the four corners region to Bosque Redondo in eastern New Mexico, a 400 hundred mile walk. Several thousand people died on the way, Bosque Redondo was found to be unsuitable for the settlement of such a large number of people and the Navajos were permitted to return to their home territory four years later. The Taos house is where Carson lived for 24 years with his third wife and eight children. It’s only four rooms, simply furnished as it would have been when the Carsons lived there. The exhibits are lacking in detail so watch the short movie and read the handout for more information.
There are short steps between the rooms so the museum isn’t accessible without help.
Taos is not an easy city for wheelchair visitors. Many curb cuts are steep or missing. We also encountered sidewalks with steps and light posts blocking the way.