Hours of Operation

2020 Hours of Operation

 Jan. 2 through March 1:

Gift Shoppe: 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Visitor Center: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Chapel: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily*
Samuel J Butcher Museum Closed
*First tour is at 10:15 a.m. and last tour is at 3:00 p.m.

March 2 through Nov. 19:

Visitor’s Center: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Chapel: 9:00* a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Gift Shoppe: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Samuel J Butcher Museum: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (May 22 through August 9)

*First tour is at 9:15 a.m. and last tour is at 4:00 p.m.

Family Reunion Event – June 24-26, 2020, for more details see the Events page.

Christmas Season: Indoor Lights to be illuminated and atrium to be fully decorated by November 1, 2020.

Beginning Nov. 20 through Dec. 31 (extended holiday hours):

Christmas Lighting Ceremony – November 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday – Thursday:
Visitor Center: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Chapel: 9:00* a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gift Shoppe: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Samuel J. Butcher Museum: Closed for the Season

*First tour is at 9:15 a.m. and last tour is at 4:00 p.m.

Friday – Saturday:
Visitor Center: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Chapel: 9:00* a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Gift Shoppe: 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Samuel J. Butcher Museum: Closed for the Season

*First tour is at 9:15 a.m. and last tour is at 4:00 p.m.

Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

Christmas Eve (December 24)-Open 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NOTE: Lunches for groups of 15 or more are available at Precious Moments through Taste of Italy (restaurant on property). For food options, please contact Taste of Italy at 417-358-2000.

Welcome To Precious Moments Chapel



As the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to evolve, it is important to follow the recommendations of public health officials and government agencies to ensure that we are doing all that is possible for our employees and guests to remain protected.

We have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the Precious Moments Chapel and Visitor Center. Please watch our Facebook page, PreciousMomentsChapelandGiftShoppe or on our website, www.PreciousMomentsChapel.org for future updates.

We are available Monday through Saturday (9:00am – 4:00pm, CST) to assist you with any purchases or donations you would like to continue to make through the Gift Shoppe. 800-543-7975, ext 1269 or ext 2874.

We pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy.


The Precious Moments Chapel, in Carthage Missouri, 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!