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kit carson park and cemetery

Kit Carson Park and Historic Cemetery is located 1 ½ blocks north of Taos Plaza at 211 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte. This 25-acre park features a ¾ mile walking and jogging track around the perimeter. The park provides multipurpose courts for tennis and basketball as well as three baseball fields. There are large open fields suitable for soccer, frisbee and just relaxing. Kit Carson Park also has a playground for children ages 2–12. There are ample picnic and barbecue areas throughout the park. The park is also the setting for arts & crafts fairs and many concerts, including the Taos Solar Music Festival, Mumford and Sons, and Alabama Shakes. In addition, the town recently started hosting Movies on the Green, a summertime family event.

Kit Carson Cemetery is over 150 years old and is the final resting place of Kit Carson, Padre Martinez and other prominent Taoseños. The cemetery and park are both ADA accessible.

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Festivals

Taos celebrates the culture and arts – visual, performing, culinary, musical, literary, all year long. Come join the fun.

Kit Carson Home & Museum

Purchased by Kit Carson in 1843 as a wedding present for his bride Josefa, the family occupied this four-room adobe home until 1867.

Ghosts of Taos

Taos’s colorful and sometimes violent history means that ghost stories reverberate from the adobe walls in the historic district.

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