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Review of Moss Mansion

Moss Mansion
Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Billings
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is a well maintained museum. Staffed with knowledgeable people. Well worth the time and effort to see. They also do special decorations for holidays so that is always a good time to visit. No one should go through Billings without stopping at least once to see the mansion.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Always interesting to us to see what the wealthy had in the 1800's. The home is well preserved and the personel are informative.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is such a facinating tour. I love this house and all the history in it. The family stories are also great. What an interesting and entrepenour (sp.?) Mr. Moss was. At the time we took the tour they also had the family clothing out on display in various rooms which I loved. I reccomened the tour to any and everyone. I will be taking this tour again just because it was so fun.

Thank britvand
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Too many reminders of problems within the Masons (not that they're all bad). Family history is a bit depressing. Sorry.

Thank slavaBogu
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Very unique in that very little has changed since the house was built from wall covers to furniture & china most is original. Well worth the small charge for the tour Highly recommend for anyone visiting the area.

Thank Adam56
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