The Kit Carson Trail is a 2.5 mile path through Carson City’s historic district. It features stops at landmarks including 1800s-era Victorian-style homes, museums and churches. Nearly 50 landmarks telling the story of the capital city’s history are featured along the Kit Carson Trail.

We have made it easier than ever to customize the Kit Carson Trail to your liking. Following along on the tour with our interactive audio guide, download the map, watch a Nevada State Museum Docent walk through the past, or take a guided ghost tour. There is something for everyone. 

Interactive Audio Guide

Take The Tour

Use any smartphone or device to take a self-guided audio tour of the Kit Carson Trail. Use our map to locate stops along the tour and listen to the history and details of each location. The tour is customizable to you, so begin wherever you like. If you take a break just pick up where you left off or skip around. It's your trail to blaze.

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Kit Carson Trail Map

There are 48 stops located on the Kit Carson trail sprawling across several blocks of Carson City's historical neighborhood.

Download our map to see the Kit Carson Trail to follow along and read short descriptions of each stop. Don't forget to keep your eye out for the carriage stone markers to help you identify the stops along the trail.

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History Comes to Life

Our host Dan Neverett shows us some of our most popular attractions and favorite landmarks along the Kit Carson Trail for a sneak peek of the historic homes.

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Scenic Highlights

See historically significant structures from the Orion Clemens House (where Samuel Clemens kicked up his boots when he was in town) to prisoner-mined sandstone structures and the Nevada Governor's mansion. There is no shortage of historical and architectural details along the trail. 

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A Hauntingly Good Time

Experience the Ghost Walk Tour

For the last 28 years, the Carson City Ghost Walk has been a supernatural tradition combining history, theater and spooky spirits that haunt the capital city. Take the guided tour from Madame Curry and her spirit wranglers. 

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