Christmas Splendor at the Moss Mansion…

The Moss Mansion presents a lovely show of trees and vintage decor` for a truly spectacular Christmas season. Themed ‘Montana Christmas’, Christmas Tree Tours begin November 15th as local charities and businesses will again share their creative flair with bedazzled trees on display in every room of the museum. Tour guests vote for ‘People’s Choice’ while a ‘Best of Theme’ is chosen by staff and volunteers for a small cash prize to benefit the winning charity.

Three Tour Options to Accompany Busy Holiday Schedules

For the first time this year the Moss will open its doors for Self-Guided Christmas tours and Guided Tours.  Join us for the tour style of your choice or stop by on a Wednesday evening to see the trees twinkle at night.

  • Self-guided Christmas Tours will be offered from 1 pm to 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday – admission $15 per person ($12 Seniors, Military, and Student; children 5 and under are free).
  • New – Extended Hours! Each Wednesday from November 29 to December 27 we will extend our hours (normally 1 pm to 4 pm) and remain open from 4 pm to 7 pm. These evening dates include: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, and 27.
  • Guided Christmas Tours will be offered at 1pm on Fridays and Saturdays – admission $20 per person (5 and under free).

The Moss Mansion will remain closed on Mondays, as well as November 23, 24, December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1 and 2 to allow staff and volunteers to enjoy holiday time with their families. Christmas Tours will be open through January 7, 2018.

Read on for Hours of Operation, Accessibility, Reservations, Tours, and Directions.

Fall, Winter, and Spring Hours

Tuesday – Sunday, open 1:00 pm, close 4:00 pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
The museum is closed annually the first 10-12 days in November (to decorate for the holidays) and the second and third weeks of January (for annual cleaning).

Extended Summer Hours (June, July, August)

Tuesday – Saturday: open 10:00 am, close 4:00 pm. Sunday: open 1:00 pm, close 4:00 pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

The museum is closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day (Monday)
Fourth of July
Labor Day (Monday)
Halloween Day
Thanksgiving Day and November 24, 2017
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day and December 26, 2017

Handicap Accessibility

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 low 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 Mysteries, private events and some fundraisers. Reservations are recommended but not required for daily guided tours – no reservations necessary for self-guided tours. Please check specific dates on the Event Calendar in this website for details about tours, events, and fundraisers or call 406-256-5100 for information about specific tours or events.

Specialty Tours

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 as a knowledgeable guide takes you to places and shares information about things that are not on exhibit. 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 Saturday of each month when tickets have 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 to arrange special Trunks & Treasures Tours for groups of 10 or more.

Trunks & Treasures Tours: $25.00 per person with reservation
Christmas Tours

The Moss Mansion presents a lovely show of trees and vintage decor for a truly spectacular Christmas season. Themed Christmas Tours begin mid-November as local charities share their creative flair with fabulous lit and 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 that charity. Through the season self-guided Christmas Tours will be offered from 1 pm to 4 pm and guided tours are available on Fridays and Saturdays at 1 pm. Please see our Event Calendar for specific Christmas dates. SEE OUR EVENT CALENDAR FOR EXTENDED EVENING HOURS BETWEEN THANKSGIVING AND THE NEW YEAR. Reservations not required.

Christmas Tours (self-guided):
Adults $15.00
Seniors, Military & Students $12.00
Age 5 and Under Free
Guided Christmas Tour: $20.00 (five and under free)


Group Tours

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 in guided school tours. Whether they visit the mansion during the holidays to view the elaborately decorated Christmas trees or attend a special event like the Haunted House or SpringFest, 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 so it is necessary to drive around the block.)
    • 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.