Self-Guided Tours

Tour at your leisure from 12 pm to 3 pm Tuesday through Sunday, Sept. 1 to May 31. Closed Mondays.
Summertime June 1 through August 31 – 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday – Saturday, 12 pm to 3 pm on Sunday. Closed Mondays.

  • Admission at the door $12 per person ($10 Seniors, $10 Military, $8 Students [college ID]; children 5 and under are free).
  • Hosts and interpretive signage on each floor to guide you.
  • No reservations required.
  • Prices change during the Christmas Tree Display starting November 15th – see below.
  • We accept most credit/debit cards, personal checks with ID, and cash.

Guided Tours

Join a group with a guide at 1 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 1 to May 31. Closed Mondays.
Summertime June 1 through August 31 – 10 am and 1 pm – Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Mondays.

  • Admission at the door $15 per person (5 and under free).
  • One-hour tour of the museum with photo opportunities afterward.
  • No reservations required.
  • Prices change during the Christmas Tree Display starting November 15th – see below.

Tour By Appointment

Trunks & Treasures specialty tours, private tours, group tours over 10 guests, or school tours – call 406-256-5100 to schedule. Reservations required.

Please check our events calendar or call the museum for possible closures due to private events, weather and other unexpected occurrences.

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 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.

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.

Reservations are required at least three days in advance of the tour date, subject to availability. 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: $30.00 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

Christmas Tours

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. See the display during regular business hours through the first weekend of January. Reservations not required.

See our Event Calendar for extended evening hours between Thanksgiving and the New Year.

Christmas Tours, self-guided:
Adults $15.00
Seniors, Military & Youth age 6 – 18 $12.00
Age 5 and Under Free
Christmas Tours, guided Friday and Saturday at 1pm
$20.00 (age five and under free)

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.


Check our Calendar for a complete list of tours and special events. See also our Coming Up page for more information on fundraisers, annual events, and seasonal activities.

Block-Out Dates and Holidays

We are always closed on Mondays. The museum is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • First full week of January to the last Tuesday in January (annual cleaning)
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day (Monday)
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day (Monday)
  • First Thursday in September (Party for Preservation)
  • Halloween Day
  • November 1 through November 14 (set-up for Christmas)
  • Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Other block-out dates for 2020 to be determined.

Moss Mansion Gift Shop

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).