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Moss Mansion

914 Division St, Billings, MT 59101-1921
+1 406-256-5100
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What an awesome home! They were very generous and such an interesting life. Well worth the visit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susan G
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North Manchester, Indiana
Must see in Billngs

Even if you aren't into history, this is a must see for the architecture alone. The New York... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kay M
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Augusta, GA
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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 yesterday

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
Reviewed 3 days 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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

They had quilts from the Moss family and other on display. The house is in great shape. I enjoyed the tour.

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

Thanks Millyf F! I'll share your positive review with our volunteers and staff. We are very happy you came to visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've toured many historical sites in my 60 years, but this one at Moss Mansion by Teresa B was one of my absolute favorites! If you like to learn of the history of a place with lots of humorous stories, you should go on one...More

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

Paula T, thanks very much for your sparkling review! We agree - Teresa is a star when it comes to sharing this house with our guests. Do come see us at Christmastime, when the trees are aglow and the Moss is extra special. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the mansion has either original wall coverings, furniture, etc or has been accurately refurbished. Those who give the tours are very knowledgeable about the history of the house and family.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went as a small group and it was very interesting. The amenities of the house allowed the family to live first class. Much of the original furniture is still in place.Well worth a visit.

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

Thanks Sandra R! We are very happy you were able to visit us with a group of other guests. Hopefully each of you enjoyed touring our museum and found our trained volunteers and staff helpful and interesting, too!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My cousin and I visited while in town. This place is amazing. Lovely gardens. Original furnishings and well preserved. I loved the wall coverings and drapes. It is a great history of Billings wealthiest. We didn't pay for a guided tour but the young ladies...More

1  Thank Nancy A
MossMel, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad that you and your cousin could visit, Nancy A! Our docents are young this summer but among them have some great experience. We are glad their training helped you enjoy your tour!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mr. Moss had a finger in any pie he could find! A successful businessman, he built a beautiful house - amazing workmanship and since it was occupied until very recently - all originally furnished. I want the kitchen!

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

That kitchen is fabulous, isn't it! We are very happy you enjoyed your visit - thanks for taking the time to share this great review!

Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a beautiful house with a lot of local history. We took the guided tour which was absolutely worth the price. Our guide had a great personality and gave us a lot of interesting facts about the house and family.

2  Thank Carol J
MossMel, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you Carol J! We appreciate your great review and are very glad you took the guided tour at the Moss Mansion. Our volunteer guides are well-trained and top notch - we'll let them know you agree!

Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Trunks and Treasures tour is fabulous-all the rules are gone! You put on gloves and foot booties and they let you go anywhere, touch anything, take pictures and you get to see the 3rd floor which has always had a bit of mystery to...More

2  Thank twinklyt0es
MossMel, Public Relations Manager at Moss Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

WOW! What a great review twinklyt0es! You make us sparkle and shine. Teresa is definitely passionate about the Moss Mansion and is one of our most seasoned volunteers. She will receive this review (and others) and we'll share it with all our volunteers and staff...More

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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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