Get a sense of turn-of-the-century life as the prominent Moss family lived it.
See original draperies, furniture, fixtures, Persian carpets and artifacts displayed in the 1903 red sandstone structure designed by New York architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh. Hear trained docents tell about the history and lore of the Moss family found in existing diaries, letters, and other sources within the collection at the Moss Mansion Museum. Explore the gift shop and grounds at your leisure.
There are no elevators or lifts within the historic home; wheelchairs have limited access to the first floor and may view video and talk with docents about of the remainder of the home. A handicap accessible public restroom pavilion is located in the courtyard entrance to the museum.
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.
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)
- Thanksgiving Day (and Black Friday)
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
The museum is also closed the first 10-12 days in November to decorate for the holidays, and the second and third weeks of January for 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 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.
Tours begin with a 13-minute video about the family, followed by a guided or self-guided experience of the mansion. Guided tours take approximately one hour. Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds and gift shop on their own.
Guided tours are offered fall, winter, and spring at 1 pm on Friday and Saturday only, and during extended summer hours at 10 am and 3 pm Tuesday to Saturday. Self-guided tours are available for the first time in 2017 year-round from 1 pm to 4 pm Tuesday – Sunday, and during the summer from 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1 pm to 4pm on Sunday.
|Guided Tours:||$15.00, age 5 and under free|
|Seniors & Military||$10.00|
|Students (Ages 6-18)||$8.00|
|Age 5 and Under||Free|
|See below for Special Tour pricing…|
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 email@example.com to arrange special Trunks & Treasures Tours for groups of 10 or more.
|Trunks & Treasures Tours:||$25.00 per person with reservation|
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 a small cash prize to benefit that charity. Through the season self guided Christmas Tours will be offered from 1pm to 4pm and guided tours are available on Fridays and Saturdays at 1pm. Please see our Event Calendar for specific Christmas dates.
|Christmas Tours (self guided):|
|Seniors, Military & Students||$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 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.