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Taos Historical Sites
  • Taos Plaza -- Site of the original Spanish settlement, and the center of downtown Taos.

  • La Loma Plaza -- Off La Loma Street. A natural fortification built in the late 18th century to protect farmers from Indians, now an historic district.

  • Governor Bent House and Museum -- Bent Street. Home of the first governor of the American territory of New Mexico, and the site where he was killed during the Taos Pueblo Rebellion of 1847.

  • Harwood Foundation Museum -- LeDoux Street. 758-9826. Contains an extensive collection of paintings by early and modern Taos artists.

  • Millicent Rogers Museum -- North of El Prado off U.S. 64. 758-2462. Exhibits the arts and cultures of Northern New Mexico.

  • Kit Carson Home and Historical Museum -- Kit Carson Road. 758-4741. Exhibits on Kit Carson and the mountain-man period of Taos history, guns, textiles, Indian and archeological artifacts.

  • Ernest Blumenschein Home and Museum -- Ledoux Street. 758-0330. Large adobe home of a co-founder of the Taos Society of Artists. Built in the late 1700's, the museum displays antique furnishings and art of the Blumenschein family and other early Taos artists.

  • Martinez Hacienda -- 2 miles west of Taos Plaza on N.M. 240. 758-1000. Early Spanish Colonial fort-like building, with 2 courtyards and 21 rooms, containing Spanish Colonial furniture and artifacts, a working blacksmith shop, and exhibits on Spanish culture and history in the Taos area.

  • Nicolai Fechin Institute -- Paseo del Pueblo Norte. 758-1710. Old Taos adobe reconstructed by Russian artist in the 1920's and 1930's, containing unique hand-carved woodwork and art exhibits.

  • San Francisco de Assisi Church -- Ranchos de Taos. 758-2754. Historic and much-photographed adobe church, containing a Mystery Painting. Open to the public for tours and showing of a short film.

  • Taos Pueblo -- 2 miles north of Taos. 758-9593. Home of the Taos - Tiwa Indians, is the site of one of the oldest continually inhabited communities in the United States.

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