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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.

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.

The youngest daughter, Melville Moss, resided in the home until the mid-80’s, and the house and its original fixtures remain intact. Modern day visitors marvel at the home’s amenities which include heated indoor plumbing on each floor and 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, diaries, and various other sources.

The museum is open year round - 10am to 4pm Tues-Sat (1pm to 4pm on Sundays) in summer and 1pm to 4pm Tues - Sun year-round (closed Mondays). Tours begin with a 13-minute video which describes the activities of the Moss family and the role of Preston Moss in the development of Billings. Trained docents accompany guests on an entertaining one-hour guided tour of the home for $15 per person at 10am and 3pm in summer. Admission for self-guided tours is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62 years old and over) and military, $8 for students ages 6 to 18 and ages 5 and under are free. More detail can be found at www.mossmansion.com or by calling 406-256-5100.
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Street Address
914 Division Street
Billings, MT 59101 Get directions
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Mailing Address
914 Division Street
Billings, MT 59101
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Season
All Year, see website for seasonal closing dates in November and January
Hours
Winter: Tuesday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Summer: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Payment Methods
American Express, Cash, Discover, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Visa
Reservations
Group Reservations Required, Reservations Accepted, Walk-Ins Welcome
Discounts
AAA Discount, Child Discount, Military, Senior Citizens

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Special Directions

Take Billings exit 450 from I-90 to 3rd Avenue North, a one-way street which will lead directly to the Moss Mansion. Parking is available on Yellowstone or Clark Avenues. (Clark Avenue is one-way going the wrong direction at Division Street so it is necessary to drive around the block.) The nearest airport is Logan International Airport at Billings. From the Airport, follow Terminal Circle to the roundabout and on to N 27th Street down into the city to 3rd Avenue North, which is a one-way street leading directly to the Moss Mansion. Parking is also available at a designated parking lot located at 3rd Avenue North and 34th Street. Parking lot can accommodate campers and RVs.