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Pythian Castle

1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802
+1 417-865-1464
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US$17.22*
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Night Ghost Tour of Pythian Castle in Springfield Missouri
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US$9.15*
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History Tour of Pythian Castle in Springfield Missouri
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Springfield's most enchanting events venue offering history tours, ghost tours, murder mysteries, holiday events, private rentals. Must attend a scheduled event to visit the castle. Go to the website for schedule and to make reservations or click Book Now on this site. Please note, general hours of operation on this site are incorrect. Trip Advisor format is unable to show event start times other than through Viator Book Now button. We are trying to work with them to correct this issue. Since it requires a system change on their part, it will take a while. Please check the website, come to a scheduled event, pay the entrance fee; otherwise, you will not be able to visit the castle. Fee varies depending on the event. Discount for on-line reservations. Higher if paid at the time of arrival.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“ghost tour” (67 reviews)
“day tour” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802
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+1 417-865-1464
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Grandkids really wanted to see the castle but no where in my findings did it say you could only see it on a tour and that it was in the middle of a military base so it could only be seen from the city street.....More

Thank Debi3339
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful outside, disappointing interior, interesting history. The ghost tour was good, however the tour guide was kind of rude. Tried to stay back to get the crowd out of shots and she would turn the lights out or tell us she was going to shut...More

5  Thank AdambutmostlyTara
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The castle has been restored and was fascinating to tour through. The history is varied and you learn quite a bit from the mother and daughter team who own it and restored it. It's a hidden treasure you should make the time to see.

Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 24 June 2017

I was excited to attend a ghost tour at Pythian Castle because of the great reviews. I was disappointed. The history of the place isn't all that interesting, and making a whole ghost tour of it is a stretch. The tour was too long, the...More

1  Thank Martha345
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

It was an informative tour learning the history of the building. We enjoy history tours like this and the building was beautiful. Very impressive that it is maintained by only two women, a mother and daughter. The only negative and it's really not a negative...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My husband is an avid Ghost Hunter TV show fan and was pleasantly surprised when we met up with friends for one of the ghost tours featured at the castle. They have the group sit and listen for a bit at the beginning to get...More

2  Thank scriswel
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This place was really cool and interesting! It's haunted, they say. We took the Saturday night ghost tour. It's about an hour long and you get to go all over the castle and even through a tunnel with the tour guide who was very knowledgeable...More

Thank julie g
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We went to the castle it was very neat and informative. The lady that runs the tour is the owner and she and her daughter live there. She has found out a lot of the history about the castle. About when it was built, the...More

2  Thank Roger B
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My sister and have lived locally for years but had never seen the castle. We decided to go check it out yesterday and we're pleasantly surprised. We had no idea the 100+ year old castle had such a diverse background. The owner and docent was...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Pythian Castle has a wonderful history... much of it was completely unknown to us prior to our visit. From the original Knights of Pythian orphanage to the current uses, there is and was a lot going on there. The role the facility played during WW2...More

2  Thank OzarkTraveler2010
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huskerkara
1 February 2017|
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Response from PythianCastle | Property representative |
Actually, October is very busy tour time here and likely to have a tour minimum met. But, you do have to take a tour or attend an event to get on-site.
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Autumnwindsharp
11 March 2016|
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Response from Narsha H | Reviewed this property |
They vary from day to day. Your best bet is to visit their website or give them a call. I went to a 4:30 tour. We were the only ones there :)
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myra1955
8 July 2015|
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Response from vbevil86 | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid $8 each for just the history tour in the day time.
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