Hours of Operation


2020 Hours of Operation

Open Daily

Gift Shoppe 9:30am – 5:00pm

Chapel 10:00am – 4:00pm

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

Beginning November 20 through December 19, extended Christmas Hours

Sunday – Thursday

Gift Shoppe  9:30am – 5:00pm

Chapel  10:00am – 4:00pm

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

Friday and Saturday

Gift Shoppe  9:30am – 7:30pm

Chapel   10:00am – 7:00pm

(First tour 10:00am, last guided tour 4:00pm)

Limited Christmas decorations and lights will be available for viewing.

Beginning December 20

Open Daily

Gift Shoppe 9:30am – 5:00pm

Chapel 10:00am – 4:00pm

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

CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve (12/24) Open 9:00am – 1:00pm

 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.


Be sure to visit and Like our Facebook page, Precious Moments Chapel and GiftShoppe  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.


Chapel & Gardens

 The Chapel – An Artist’s Dream

Samuel J. Butcher, artist and creator of Precious Moments, dreamed of building a chapel as his gift of gratitude for God’s blessings in his life. After laboring for five years, through faith, that dream became reality with the opening of Precious Moments Chapel in 1989. Located in the scenic Ozarks of Southwest Missouri, the hearts of millions of visitors have been touched by the serenity, inspiration and beauty of Precious Moments Chapel and gardens.

Chapel Inside
The Chapel is Sam Butcher’s life’s work and crowning achievement. 84 magnificent, hand painted murals covering 9,000 square feet adorn the walls and ceiling. His innocent, child-like characters depict beloved Bible stories and God’s promises of love and hope. The centerpiece of these is the large mural, “Hallelujah Square,” in which Mr. Butcher portrays Heaven as a place of reunion and new joy.


30 intricate stained glass windows grace the Chapel, featuring hundreds of rich, jewel-tone colors. Exceptional craftsmanship is evident in every detail, including the elaborate design of the ironwork gates, hand-carved entry doors, and bronze work.

The fulfillment of an artist’s dream, Precious Moments Chapel is truly an artistic masterpiece with a beautiful message of love, hope & inspiration.

Grounds and Gardens

Nestled in the rolling foothills of the beautiful Ozark Mountains sits the Precious Moments Chapel. With your first step onto the grounds, you’ll discover why so many have found this place to be a haven of peace and inspiration. The Chapel is home to acres of manicured grounds and dozens of gardens featuring flowering plants of many stunning varieties. You don’t need to have a green thumb to appreciate the perfect beauty of this natural wonder. Visitors marvel at the bronze statues and fountains providing many photo opportunities.

Near the calm waters of Center Creek, the Chapel gardens are a place where guests to the Precious Moments Chapel often find opportunities to escape the rush and hurry of the everyday life. A walk down the Avenue of Angels where sunlight and shadow create a place for quiet reflection, and moments of togetherness with friends and family are often favorite memories of a Chapel visit.

Each season brings its own beauty for all to enjoy. No matter what time of year, everywhere one turns, another photo opportunity appears. Precious Moments Chapel and its gardens are open daily, year round with the exception of Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Experience the beauty today!