Hours of Operation


January 2 – March 2, 2018:

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT
FREE Chapel tours hourly
*First tour is at 10:15 a.m.
and last tour is at 3:00 p.m.

Visitor Center:
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT
Gift Shoppe:
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT
Samuel J. Butcher Museum:
Closed for the Season

Royal Delights Café & Bakery:
Closed for the Season

March 3 – November 21, 2018:  

Visitor’s Center:
9:00 am-5:30pm
9:00am* -5:00 pm
Gift Shoppe:
9:30 am-5:30 pm
*First tour is at 9:15
and last tour is at 4:00 pm

Samuel J Butcher Museum:
10:00 am-4:00 pm
(May 25 through August 12)

Royal Delights: Cafe
Open Daily 11 am-2:00 pm
(March 31 -May 24, Closed Sunday – Monday)
Open Daily 11 am – 4:00 pm
(May 25 – November 21)

Welcome To Precious Moments Chapel


The Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, MO is the creation of artist Samuel J. Butcher as a gift of thanks to God; recognizing the many blessings given by God. The Chapel has often been described as “America’s Sistine Chapel” as an artful representation of Michelangelo’s own Sistine Chapel in Rome.

The Precious Moments Chapel welcomes thousands of visitors annually, offering FREE Chapel tours daily. Serving as one of Missouri’s most beautiful attractions, the Chapel grounds include an inviting Visitor Center, Gift Shoppe, Royal Delights Cafe and beautifully manicured gardens adorned with bronze statues and fountains. The Visitor Center is the home to the world’s largest Precious Moments Gift Shoppe, as well as Chapel Exclusive figurines. The Precious Moments Chapel and grounds are owned and operated by the Precious Moments Supporting Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Funding for the operations of the Chapel and grounds are provided by donations and Gift Shoppe sales which enables the foundation to continue to offer FREE Chapel tours and FREE admission. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to your visit!