The Moss Mansion Museum is temporarily closed while two important preservation projects are completed.
We will reopen with key changes in place to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19.
- Our volunteers and staff have adopted several practices to keep us all safe and comfortable.
- They are cleaning high-touch surfaces at least each hour.
- They are wearing masks to protect you. You are kindly asked to return the favor.
- They are directing capacity for each room to ensure physical distancing.
- They offer touch-free transactions at Admissions and in our Gift Shop.
- Staff and volunteers ask you to join us in doing our part to conserve vital health care resources during the pandemic by practicing the following:
- Exercise physical distancing and remain at least six feet apart from museum volunteers and other guests during your visit.
- Wear a mask when indoors in public places.
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after touching your face or any shared surfaces.
- When coughing and sneezing, wear a mask and/or cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately in a trash bin.
- Do not visit the Moss Mansion if you, anyone in your household, or anyone you may have been in contact with in the last 14 days are feeling ill.
- Our usual requests for the care of this historic house museum remain in place.
- Please clean or remove soiled shoes or boots before you enter.
- Do not touch, sit on, or lean against the artifacts inside the building. Everything but the Gift Shop inventory is an artifact.
- Do not use a hot flash when taking pictures.
Self-Guided Tours – 2021 Dates and Times TBD
See Calendar for holiday closings, special events, and upcoming schedule changes.
Adults $12; Seniors and Military $10, Students age 6-18 $8; Children age 5 and under FREE
Pay admission at the door.
Guided Tour By Appointment – 2021 Dates and Times TBD
Call 406-256-5100 to arrange a guided tour; $15 per person. Please allow at least 48 hours for a site historian to be added to the schedule.
Trunks & Treasures specialty tours, private tours, group tours over 10 guests, or school tours – call 406-256-5100 to schedule. Reservations required in advance.
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.
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.
Block-Out Dates and Holidays
The museum is closed on the following holidays:
- New Year’s Eve
- New Year’s Day
- several weeks in January (annual cleaning, see calendar)
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day (Monday)
- Fourth of July
- Labor Day (Monday)
- Halloween Day
- November 1 through November 14 (set-up for Christmas)
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
Other block-out dates for 2021 to be determined.
Moss Mansion Gift Shop
Re-opening November 19, 2020 – Shop this little trove of treasures in the basement of the museum during tour hours. Books, mugs, jewelry, toys, clothing and other trinkets and curiosities – mementos of your visit or special gifts for any occasion. The gift shop is also open during many events and fundraisers!
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).