Come Make History
Our rooms are filled with details from a bygone era, our docents and staff excited to share history, stories, and more, and our grounds are peaceful and splendid. Every visit to the Moss Mansion holds a new treasure to discover, with interesting exhibits and special events, educational tours and volunteer projects, rental opportunities for weddings and private meetings and parties, and a lovely little gift shop!
Tour Options to Accommodate Busy Schedules
See Below for Closed Dates if you are traveling from out of town!
- Self-guided Tours (Starting March 1, 2018 – see below for extended summer hours) 12 pm to 3 pm Tuesday through Sunday – admission $12 per person ($10 Seniors, $10 Military, $8 Student; children 5 and under are free). Prices change during the Christmas Tree Display starting November 15th – see below.
- Guided Tours 1 pm on Fridays and Saturdays – admission $15 per person (5 and under free). Prices change during the Christmas Tree Display starting November 15th – see below. Summertime guided tours are 10 am and 1 pm (June 1 through August 31) Tuesday through Saturday.
- Tour By Appointment Trunks & Treasures – second Monday each month June – October – $30 per person; Group Tours for 10 or more guests – $10 per person; School Tours – $3 per person
Read on for Hours of Operation, Accessibility, Reservations, Tours, and Directions.
Fall, Winter, and Spring Hours
(Sept. 1 to May 31)
Tuesday – Sunday – open 12:00 pm, close 3:00 pm.
Closed Mondays and major holidays.
PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR OR CALL THE MUSEUM FOR POSSIBLE CLOSURES DUE TO PRIVATE EVENTS,
WEATHER AND OTHER UNEXPECTED OCCURRENCES.
Extended Summer Hours (June 1 to August 31)
Tuesday – Saturday: open 10:00 am, close 4:00 pm.
Sunday: open 12:00 pm, close 3:00 pm.
Closed Mondays and major holidays.
The museum is closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day (Monday)
Fourth of July
Labor Day (Monday)
Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday
Other block-out dates for 2018:
May 19 – no guided tours, Heritage Home Tour
June 2 – no guided tours, SpringFest
September 6 – no tours, Party for Preservation fundraiser
September 13 – no tours, Day of Caring (heavy equipment)
November 1 – November 14 – no tours, reset for Christmas
January 7 – 28, 2019 – no tours, reset and annual cleaning
We make every effort to accommodate guests with physical challenges. Our public restrooms, located in the courtyard at the entrance to the museum, are fully accessible. There are many stairs in the home, including the entrance through the basement and between each of the three floors included on the tour. Access to the first floor is up four steps from the front entrance and can be made available upon request. While there are no lifts or elevators, we want to accommodate everyone we can. Calling ahead helps you and us prepare if special arrangements can be made.
Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more, school groups, special tours (such as Trunks & Treasures), Murder Mystery Dinners, private events, photo shoots and some fundraisers. Reservations are not required for daily guided tours – no reservations necessary for self-guided tours. Please check specific dates on the Calendar in this website for details about tours, events, and fundraisers or call 406-256-5100.
Trunks & Treasures Tours
Peek into closets, drawers and hidden places where regular tours never go…with special access to the 3rd floor and other nooks. Spend an enchanting time with a trained docent to take a deeper look into the lifestyle and history of one of Billings’ earliest entrepreneurs. These tours are scheduled the second Monday of each month when admission has been reserved three days in advance of the tour.
Reservations are required at least three days in advance of the tour date. Limit 12 guests per tour. Stop by the front desk at the Moss Mansion or call 256-5100 for reservations or more information.
Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange special Trunks & Treasures Tours for groups of 10 or more.
|Trunks & Treasures Tours:||$30.00 per person with reservation|
The Moss Mansion presents a lovely show of trees and vintage decor for a truly spectacular Christmas season. The Christmas Display begins November 15th as local charities and businesses share their creative flair with fabulous bedazzled trees in each room of the museum. Tour guests vote for ‘People’s Choice’ while a ‘Best of Theme’ is chosen by staff and volunteers for small cash prizes to benefit charity. Through the season self-guided Christmas Tours will be offered from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and guided tours are available on Fridays and Saturdays at 1 pm. Please see our Calendar for specific Christmas dates. Reservations not required.
SEE OUR EVENT CALENDAR FOR EXTENDED EVENING HOURS BETWEEN THANKSGIVING AND THE NEW YEAR.
|Christmas Tours (self-guided):|
|Seniors, Military & Youth age 6 – 18||$12.00|
|Age 5 and Under||Free|
|Guided Christmas Tour:||$20.00 (five and under free)|
Reservations are required at least one week in advance for groups of 10 or more to qualify for a group rate and private tour guide. For information and reservations call 406-256-5100. Our goal is to provide the best tour experience possible, so we typically provide one tour guide for every 10-15 people. Group tours are scheduled on the half-hour.
|Group Tours:||$10.00 per person with reservation|
School Tours – Culture for Kids
What better way to learn how Billings started as a thriving community than through one of its founding families? At the Moss Mansion, children of all ages explore the 100-year-old Moss family home with its original furnishings and artwork. Kids identify with the family members and see that they lived much like we do today, but with a different set of amenities…cutting edge in the early 1900’s! Each year over 1,500 children interact with knowledgeable volunteers on guided school tours. Whether they visit the mansion during the holidays to view the elaborately decorated Christmas trees or during the school year or summer vacation, the experience is fun and educational. Reservations are required and special rates apply – please call 406-256-5100.
|School Tours: all students and chaperones||$3.00 per person with reservation|
Directions to the Moss Mansion
Located in Downtown Billings, the Moss Mansion is easily accessible from the airport or the interstate.
- From the Interstate, take Billings Exit 450 from I-90 on N. 27th Street, to 3rd Avenue N. (a one-way street which leads directly to the Moss Mansion). Parallel parking is available on Yellowstone or Clark Avenues. (Clark Avenue is a one-way street with no entry directly from Division Street).
- From Logan International Airport, take Terminal Circle to the roundabout and N. 27th Street into the city center to 3rd Avenue N., a one-way street which leads directly to the Moss Mansion. Parking is also available on a lot on the corner of 3rd Avenue North and 34th Street (you will walk across Division Street to the museum).
Take a self-guided walking tour
of the neighborhood surrounding
the Moss Mansion.
Enjoy the gorgeous grounds and surrounding historic neighborhood. These private homes can be viewed from the street; the tour includes historical and other interesting information about the builders and owners. Paper copies of the guide and map are available at the admissions desk during business hours, or you can use your mobile device to enter a URL available on signage outside the museum entrance.