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Moss Mansion

914 Division St, Billings, MT 59101-1921
+1 406-256-5100
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Wonderful stop!

Where do I begin? This is an amazing home in the heart of Billings. We opted for the self guided... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ashley H
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Super Neat

Moss Mansion has a ton of local history. I took the guided tour and was super glad I did as you got... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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We invite you to visit this beautiful historic home in the heart of Billings, Montana. Our summer hours end on Labor Day and are 10am to 3pm. Regular (winter) hours are 1pm to 3pm. We are closed Mondays. In 1903, entrepreneur Preston Boyd Moss (better known as "P.B.") built the Moss Mansion, greatly influencing the culture of Billings, Montana. Designed by New York architect, Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, designer of the original Waldorf Astoria and Plaza Hotels, the mansion showcases inspired architecture, unrivaled craftsmanship and exquisite decor. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has graced the silver screen on several occasions as the perfect site for period films such as Son of the Morning Star and Return to Lonesome Dove. Although the youngest daughter, Melville Moss, resided in the home until the mid-80's, the house and its original fixtures remain intact. Modern day visitors marvel at the home's amenities which include a call button system for the servants, among other impressive feats of technology for the period. The home not only records the activities of early Billings development but also interprets the inner workings of the family through letters shared among its members. Today the mission of the Billings Preservation Society (the operating entity), symbolized by the Moss Mansion, is to inspire, to educate and to facilitate historic and cultural preservation activities for the community and for its future generations. The Moss Mansion welcomes thousands of visitors each year to enjoy a guided or group tour, explore the gardens and gift shop and experience a variety of signature community events. Many volunteers and a small staff are responsible for daily operations of the Moss Mansion. The museum and gift shop are open Tuesday through Sunday - summer hours include daily guided tours that start on the hour from 10am to 3pm, regular hours (Sept through May) 1pm to 3pm. The beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens are free to the public and are also open year-round.
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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914 Division St, Billings, MT 59101-1921
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Where do I begin? This is an amazing home in the heart of Billings. We opted for the self guided tour and spent quite a bit of time wandering through each of the rooms, taking in the amazing details. The volunteers there sure know their...More

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Moss Mansion has a ton of local history. I took the guided tour and was super glad I did as you got so much more info and detail then the sheets in the rooms. You also had someone to answer any questions you had. Definitely...More

Thank karinaragan13
Melville M, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

karinaragan13 - thank you! Our self-guided tours are brand new and it's great to hear that we need to continue offering guided tours as well. We are very glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love touring historic houses. This one is among the best. Moss had a vision. They have done excellent repair and restoration and you have full access to the main and bedroom floors.

Thank AggieTourist
Melville M, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love showing this historic house - so glad you enjoyed your visit AggieTourist. Thank you for rating us among the best. It is a big labor of love to preserve the grandeur of this amazing property. Our volunteers and staff appreciate your kudos.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

I took a group of children to the Moss Mansion for a tour. The trip was interesting. The children were just excited to learn a part of Billings History. The building and the grounds are impressive. The staff works hard to keep the place immaculate.

Thank L8058VL
Melville M, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

We do really enjoy tailoring our tours to groups of kids. We hope they enjoyed their time here! They make great return guests...

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

If you have a spare hour or two in Billings, I would recommend touring the Moss mansion. The mansion is a great slice of Montana history.

Thank MNTravelbugger
Melville M, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thanks MNTravelbugger! We love to share what we know about our 'family' as well as how they lived and worked in Montana in the early twentieth century.

Reviewed 21 April 2017

My daughter and I toured this mansion in an afternoon and really enjoyed the tour. The tour was interesting .

Thank whitebecky66
Melville M, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

So glad you and your daughter took the time to visit us whitebecky66!

Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a stately grand home, that had been lovingly preserved in its pretty much original design and decor. It is worth touring on its own and is often the site of various events, seasonal and otherwise, such as a high tea, Halloween, and a...More

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Melville M, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

We are so glad you've enjoyed so much of what we do here, 4mary13. There are so many interesting things about the Moss Mansion that it's difficult to explore them all in just one visit, so we just love it when folks come see us...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017

wonderful tour at Christmas time- all rooms are decorated with holiday decorations- beautiful! hosts were well informed of the history of the mansion. young granddaughters enjoyed it.

Thank ljtuell
Melville M, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thanks for letting us know we did good, ljtuel! We feel quite lucky to offer great ways to enjoy the history year-round, especially when we can appeal to young folks. Do come again!

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

My family lived a stone's throw away from this home. I had always wanted to see inside. It did not disappoint. The docent was kind and very informative. The original furnishings, wall coverings, and photos are still in the home. I did find it quite...More

Thank Erin S
Melville M, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

We are glad you took the opportunity to come inside! As odd as it sounds the rooms are always changing - with each new season and new year adjustments are made to make room for displays and exhibits that show as much as we can...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

Toured the Moss Mansion on Super Sunday before the game and we had the tour to ourselves. Awesome tour guide and one of the most interestingly decorated mansions I have ever toured. Much of the previous owner's belongings are still there and it has been...More

Thank Mattie R
Corinna S, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thanks Mattie R! Our tours do get small this time of year, but our docents are always ready to go. We are very glad you made time to see us before that great game. Thanks for the kind review!

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Betty T
What is the price to get into the mansion? What is the Price for Pryor Mountains and Rimrock? What is the Price for Pictograph Cave?
16 June 2015|
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Response from Corinna S | Property representative |
This is a second attempt to answer your query! I hope the information reaches you! Admission to the Moss Mansion Museum is $10 for Adults, $7 for Senior Citizens and Military, and $6 for children ages 6 to 17. The Rimrocks... More
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Naomi Y
I am leading a group of eleven retired teachers from Hawai'i who will have half a day to explore Billings. We need to check out from Boothill Inn and Suites by 11 am and we need to be at the airport by 2:00 pm. Will our group be able to tour the Moss Mansion in the morning (between 9-12 noon) of July 17, 2015? Please advise. Sincerely, Naomi Yap, President Hawai'i Alpha Delta Kappa An International Honorary Sorority for women educators
30 May 2015|
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Response from Corinna S | Property representative |
Yes! We would love to have Hawai'i Alpha Delta Kappa visit us at the Moss. Tours are guided and begin on the hour at 10 am to 3pm every day but Monday. The tour lasts about one hour. Adult admission is $10, and Seniors enjoy... More
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