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:

Open Daily
Visitor Center: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Gift Shoppe: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Chapel: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
(First tour 10:00 am, last tour 3:00 pm)
Samuel J Butcher Museum: Closed
Timmy’s Tower: Closed

Family Reunion Event – September 23 – 25, 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



2020 Hours of Operation

Open Daily

Gift Shoppe

9:30 am – 5:00 pm


10:00 am – 4:00 pm

(First tour 10:00 am, last tour 3:00 pm)

For our employees and your protection, we require some guidelines to be adhered to.

Please note: Timmy’s Tower and The Samuel J. Butcher Museum are closed.

Be sure to visit and Like our Facebook page, PreciousMomentsChapelandGiftShoppe  for future updates. Gift Shoppe. 800-543-7975, ext 1269 or ext 2843.

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!