Bump your head on the same doorway as Kit Carson. Taos history is filled with colorful characters who helped make Taos what it is today. From trappers and traders to wealthy heiresses, remittance men, legendary artists, and far-sighted entrepreneurs. Taos historic museums, many of which are National Historic Landmarks, offer a glimpse of how our early settlers lived. In Taos, you’ll find many doorways that lead to the past. From historical to the fine arts, Taos is rich with educational opportunities. Visit any one of our informative and vibrant museums to immerse yourself in the fine arts or stories of the past.

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The Harwood Museum of Art

From the Taos Society of Artists to the Taos Moderns, from traditional Hispanic to Native American, experience the story of art in Taos.

D. H. Lawrence Ranch

Former home of the famous writer, set in beautiful San Cristobal, the Ranch is one of the most sought-after sites for visitors.

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

Original home and studio of artist Nicolai Fechin, featuring his hand-carved furnishings and art.

Millicent Rogers Museum

Host to a wide range of exhibitions that focus on celebrating the arts and cultures of the American Southwest.

La Hacienda de los Martinez

One of the few northern New Mexico style, late Spanish Colonial period “Great Houses” remaining in the American Southwest.

Couse-Sharp Historic Site

Home and studio of E.I. Couse, and the two studios of Joseph Henry Sharp, both founding members of the Taos Society of Artists.

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.

Blumenschein Home & Museum

Original home of E.L. Blumenschein, containing a superb collection of art and antiques.

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