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.

News and Events


2020 Precious Moments Chapel Family Reunion Event

Carthage, MO

CANCELLED (as of July 31, 2020) see letter below

July 31, 2020

Dear Precious Moments Family,

As you are aware, due to the global pandemic the 2020 Family Reunion Event was rescheduled from June to September. As the September dates draw near, we realize the recovery process of the country, including our local Carthage community, has not been as rapid as we once hoped. Our commitment to your health and safety is paramount. After praying on this topic, His guidance led us to the difficult, but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Family Reunion Event.

While we are unable to see each other in person this year, a modified Event is made possible through our Event In A Box!

What is an Event In A Box?

Each Full Packet registrant will receive their Event Figurine, a Bingo prize, an Event pin, t-shirt and tote, event exclusive gift plus special Gift Shoppe offers, and more!
Each Guest Packet and Youth Packet will receive an Event Pin, a Bingo prize and an event exclusive gift.

When will I receive my Event In A Box?

In approximately 3 weeks, we will notify you, via mail, of when you will receive your Event In A Box goodies. If you provided an email address on your registration form, we will also email you directly. Be sure to follow us on the Precious Moments Chapel and Gift Shoppe Facebook page and watch for updates on the Events pages of PreciousMomentsChapel.org and PreciousMoments.com.

What do I need to do?

Nothing! Sit tight, our Event staff will take care of all of the details. Even though we cannot be together in person, we will still share in the fellowship and friendship of our Precious Moments family! Kindly note our Event Hotline staff is limited. Responses to messages left on the Event Hotline may be delayed.

While we are apart, let’s all join together to pray for our country, our Precious Moments family members, and for good health and safety.

Despite all of the uncertainty in today’s daily life, the Precious Moments team’s commitment to you will never change….even in the midst of a pandemic, we will give our all to delivering the very best Family Reunion Event experience possible. After all, With God We Can Do It!

Blessings, Terri and Mishell


UPDATE 5/19/20:                                             

UPDATE: 3/25/20

Dear Precious Moments Family,

Your Precious Moments team remains dedicated to hosting a 2020 Precious Moments Family Reunion Event on June 24-26, 2020.

On May 1, if it appears the Event should be postponed, the Event will occur September 23-25, 2020. Quality Inn and Suites Carthage Hotel advised all reservations made will be automatically moved to new date(s), however, you should contact the Hotel directly to confirm all necessary reservation changes. For Full registration packet purchasers, if you are not able to attend either date, an “Event In A Box” will be shipped to you. Each “Event In A Box” contains all Event benefits; including 1 Bingo prize, an offer for you to participate in all Gift Shoppe specials and more. To ensure we can hold the event, we will need a minimum of 270 Full Packet sold.

Be sure to register by April 15 to secure your Event goodies.

We hope you join us in praying for God’s protection, comfort and guidance. May your faith be stronger than your fear! Blessings, Terri and Mishell

We will be providing Event details in the following ways:

  • Details and direct links posted on Facebook and at PreciousMomentsChapel.org (March 25)
  • Mailing to past attendees that have requested mail only (dropping in the mail March 27)
  • Emailing details to past attendees that have confirmed emailing information is their preference (starting March 25)
  • Making outbound calls (Monday through Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, 1-800-543-7975 ext. 2873, 3084, 2871, 1269 (March 24)

If all extensions are busy, please leave only one message or PM us on Facebook to request a call back and provide a time range to return your call.

For full registration packet details (you may have to copy and paste the url’s below); www.PreciousMoments.com/content/2020FamilyReunionRegistrationPacket.pdf

If you have difficulties with the online fillable form, you can print just the registration form to fill in by clicking here; www.PreciousMoments.com/content/2020FamilyReunionRegistrationPacket-Download.pdf


Updates will be posted here or on Facebook page:Precious Moments Chapel and Gift Shoppe.






Precious Moments Chapel Lighting Ceremony

Date: Friday, November 20, 2020

Time: 6:30 p.m.


Precious Moments Chapel 2020 Choirs of Christmas

Join us Friday & Saturday evenings (November 20 through December 26) as choirs and soloists fill the Chapel with harmonious sounds of the Christmas season!

If you are interested in performing, please contact us at Chapel@PreciousMoments.com, or call 417-359-2855.