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Moss Mansion

914 Division St, Billings, MT 59101-1921
+1 406-256-5100
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Visit Moss Mansion and go back in time

This was one place on my list to visit in Billings while I was attending a wedding . Go by... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
susaneF8091GP
Beautiful house, enjoyed the visit

We were visiting from out of town and thoroughly enjoyed touring the house. What a talented family... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marti M
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Gainesville, Virginia
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We invite you to visit this beautiful historic home in the heart of Billings, Montana. Our summer hours extend from 10am to 4pm while our regular (winter) hours are 1pm to 4pm. 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 self-guided tour, a guided or group tour, to explore the gardens and gift shop, and to 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 self-guided tours from 10 am to 4pm and one hour guided tours that start at 10am to 3pm. Regular hours (Sept through May) are 1pm to 4pm year round. 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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+1 406-256-5100
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one place on my list to visit in Billings while I was attending a wedding . Go by yourself or with friends, The movie about the Moss family was very interesting as was the home and gardens. The decor of the home downstairs...More

Thank susaneF8091GP
MossMel, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your very kind review, susaneF8091GP. We welcome you back and encourage you to enjoy any of the interesting tours and entertaining events we have to offer at the Moss.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting from out of town and thoroughly enjoyed touring the house. What a talented family and what a great house. It has been very tastefully built and decorated. Some really unique furnishings. Highly recommend touring the house.

Thank Marti M
MossMel, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Marti M! We are so glad you all stopped in on your visit to Billings. Your admission cost helps us improve the material we are able to share and guests' access to the rich history - thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The imposing Moss Mansion is located near the heart of downtown Billings. The building is impressive but not over the top as are some mansions on the east coast. This building was used as a home until the 1980s and was constructed for a loving...More

Thank 349Charles25
MossMel, Guest Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, 349Charles25, for sharing your experience with us and for the very good review! We hope you were able to address that fifth star with us so we know how to improve.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moss Mansion provides a variety of experiences with little to no costs. The grounds outdoors provide a quiet and peaceful nature setting. One can walk around and enjoy the numerous flower beds and embrace the wonderful fragrances and colors that change throughout the seasons. There...More

Thank tcarvercpa
MossMel, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very happy you find value in what we do, tcarvercpa. It is our mission to share the Moss and preserve it at the same time - it's a delicate balance, and support from our guests is the main reason we are able to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place! The haunted show about the serial killer was fantastic and well done. The haunted maze was fun for all ages and even has a pretty good spook factor! Check it out this Halloween if you're in town.More

Thank Cryotech
MossMel, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful thing to do - give us a great review timed to lead us in to our Halloween season. We are deep into getting ready for another fabulous maze and theater - hopefully even better than last year! Thanks again, Cryotech, for the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best kept historical homes I have ever been in. The staff were very good at answering questions and were enthusiastic about their roles and it showed. Its worth a visit.

Thank Trace2367
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting visit here. We viewed the introductory film and then toured this historic home in the downtown area. There is also a small gift shop

Thank 10,234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my this is a place you have to see and experience. This house is unbelievable and it is hard to fathom how this was built at the turn of the century. Moss is the man and family that put Billings on the map. He...More

Thank Frank P
MossMel, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

WOW! Thanks for five stars, Frank P! We are very glad you enjoyed your visit to the mansion and appreciate you sharing your experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an awesome home! They were very generous and such an interesting life. Well worth the visit. Watch the video before touring the home.

Thank Susan G
MossMel, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Susan G! We are very glad you enjoyed your tour of the Moss Mansion!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you aren't into history, this is a must see for the architecture alone. The New York architect who d signed the Waldorf Astoria, the Dakota, the Willard in D.C. and the Copley in Boston designed this home for Preston Moss and his wife...More

Thank Kay M
MossMel, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Couldn't have said it better myself - thank you for the great review Kay M!

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Betty T
16 June 2015|
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Response from MossMel | 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
30 May 2015|
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Response from MossMel | 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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