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Moss Mansion

Moss Mansion, MT

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The Moss Mansion Historic House Museum is located at 914 Division Street in Billings, Montana, United States. It is a red-stoned mansion built in 1903 by … See more

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Aug 12, 2022
This was a cool mansion to visit. We took the self guided tour and that was plenty for our family. It was a very large and beautiful space! Full review by TravelingM519
Jul 22, 2022
We did the guided tour. The tour starts with a video then you walk with a well informed guide thru the main floor and also the sleeping floor. Most of the artifacts you learn were found in the home … Full review by tammybP4712FL
Jun 29, 2022
Well preserved with historical rich furnishings and elaborate and ornate old European finishes, wall covering and ceilings. The mansion contains much of the original furnishings and the self guided t… Full review by sgtgbacon

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Greatly Influencing the Culture of Billings
In 1903, entrepreneur Preston Boyd Moss 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 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 in summer and 1pm to 4pm Tues - Sun year-round. 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 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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