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Tours of the historic site


Special notice: Due to the moving of our offices and collections into The Lunder Research Center, we will not offer site tours for approximately two months: between November 15, 2021, and February 14, 2022. We will resume appointments for site tours on February 15, 2022.

As always, tours of the historic site are docent-led and by appointment.

Tour appointments are available Monday through Friday and some Saturdays. We are closed on Sundays and federal holidays. Tours last about two hours and we generally start them at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., though this is flexible. There is no access to the interiors of the buildings without a docent-led tour.

We are fully complying with public health guidelines. Currently, everyone must wear masks on the property and preserve distance from docents, staff and unrelated parties. We continue to monitor regulations and official guidance and amend our protocols as warranted. Click here to see the full protocol. Thank you for your cooperation in New Mexico's public health efforts.

All of our docents are volunteers and come in specifically for each tour, so please book as far in advance as possible so we can get on their calendars. When you make a tour request, you'll get an automatic email response showing the dates and times of your request. This is not a confirmation; you'll receive personalized email confirmation if and when a docent can be booked for you, and we'll let you know if no one is available.

Seasonal exhibitions

The first exhibition in the Dean Porter Gallery of The Lunder Research Center is Resurgence: Mark Maggiori Portraits from E. I. Couse’s Pueblo Photos. It runs through Jan. 8, 2022. Open hours for the show are Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4:00 p.m. except for holidays. Holiday closures will be Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Find out more about the genesis of the six works at, where you can also purchase the exhibition poster.

You can see our other 2021 seasonal exhibition Glimpses of the Past: Historic New Mexico Prints 1880-1950 virtually at

You can also view much of our 2020 exhibition, Stitched in Sovereignty: Contemporary Beadwork from Indigenous North America online.

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Tours Mon-Sat by appointment only
Open Houses summer and fall
First Saturday of each month 3-5pm
in 2021: July, August, September
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146 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM 87571

Taos: cultural Crossroads of the West