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The Moss Mansion

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Address: 914 Division, Billings, MT 59101
Phone Number: 14062565100
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: In 1903, entrepreneur Preston Boyd Moss (better known as "P.B.") built the...
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 décor. 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 is open Tuesday through Sunday - summer hours include daily guided tours that start on the hour from 10am to 3pm, winter 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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Attended a beautiful wedding here

I attended a wonderful wedding at the moss mansion, it old world charm and beautiful ground were a wonderful backdrop the beginning of a new family.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I attended a wonderful wedding at the moss mansion, it old world charm and beautiful ground were a wonderful backdrop the beginning of a new family.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My mother in-law walked past this building to and from school for years when she lived in Billings in the 50's. On our trek through Billings we took her for a tour. Lots of history, beautiful house and our tour guide was great. She answered every question and took the time to talk to everyone.

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Corinna S, Public Relations Manager at The Moss Mansion, responded to this review

We are so glad it was worth the wait! Thank you for the kind review. Our docents and small staff are very dedicated and love what they do at the Moss Mansion - we are happy it shows. More 

Bluefield, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We loved the history of the house. It is preserved so well it's like stepping back in time. I know I was meant to live in the luxury...just born a few years to late.

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Corinna S, Public Relations Manager at The Moss Mansion, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your visit! It is incredible to think about all the things about the house that are original - placed and used and appreciated since 1903. Thanks for that nice review! More 

dayton, oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were driving through North Dakota (very boring drive!) and needed a stop, so decided to tour the mansion in Billings. We were pleasantly surprised. The house was beautiful. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave a wonderful tour. Everything in the home is original, which was a bonus.

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Corinna S, Public Relations Manager at The Moss Mansion, responded to this review

What a nice review! (We do love our North Dakota neighbors, but there are a lot of plain miles between us.) It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our volunteer docents and desk clerks work hard to make sure all our guests are able to see the historic home and really love what they do. Thank you for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful piece of Montana history as outlined in this strangely opulent home. Well worth the trip if you are interested in Montana history.

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Corinna S, Public Relations Manager at The Moss Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Moss Mansion! Our small staff and volunteers really enjoy the work of preserving and sharing the house and the history, and your kind comment is appreciated! More 

Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Wow I love thos place at Christmas. Each room is tastefully decorated and absolutly beautiful. So much history to learn about Billings here in this historical home, but at the christmas stuff makes it oh so much more magical.

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Corinna S, Public Relations Manager at The Moss Mansion, responded to this review

Christmas is a very special time at the Moss Mansion, and now is not a bad time to make plans to see the full glory of the season with 27 trees decorated by volunteers and organizations. Special events and private parties fill the schedule and give the mansion a warm glow from November through mid-January each year. Thank you for... More 

Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a really neet place to check out. There is a lot of history in this house and a lot of very unique design. The tour guide was very knowledgable and welcomed all questions. I would recommend this to any history buff or anyone who appreciates architecture and interior design.

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Corinna S, Public Relations Manager at The Moss Mansion, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Our volunteers and small staff enjoy the work of preserving and protecting this treasure for visitors - they will be proud to hear this testimonial to their success. Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Trip advisor states they open at 1:00, but at least today they opened at 10 and the first 1 hour guided tour was at 10. This house built in 1903 is wonderful and it has a lot of the original furnishings. It is in such good condition. Our tour guide Paloma and she was just so very good. You enter... More 

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Corinna S, Public Relations Manager at The Moss Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that kind review! We do have fantastic volunteer docents and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Our daily schedule and special events are posted on our website, www.mossmansion.com - come again! More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Our daughter and son-in-law were married at the Moss Mansion. The grounds are beautifully decorated with flowers and foliage! Places to sit and visit, nice little shop inside. The home is very well kept and the history of the home is well explained during a tour with the very dedicated employees and tour guides. A must see in Billings!

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Corinna S, Public Relations Manager at The Moss Mansion, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We have so many dedicated volunteers working each day in the museum and the gardens - it's a wonderful place to work and play. Thanks for the glowing review - please visit again soon! You can find many special and seasonal events on our website at www.mossmansion.com. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

This mansion is amazing - I took nearly 200 pictures. The tour guide was funny and helpful, even despite some rather less-than-desirable tourists. You start off with a short video on the history of the mansion, which is incredibly cool, and if you'd rather miss that or have some time to kill before the tour starts, there is an awesome... More 

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Corinna S, Public Relations Manager at The Moss Mansion, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for sharing your experience with a glowing review. More 

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Additional Information about The Moss Mansion

Address: 914 Division, Billings, MT 59101
Phone Number: 14062565100
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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