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Pythian Castle

1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802-2137
+1 417-865-1464
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US$9.15*
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History Tour of Pythian Castle in Springfield Missouri
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US$17.22*
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Night Ghost 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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802-2137
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+1 417-865-1464
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"ghost tour"
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"interesting history"
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"mother and daughter"
in 4 reviews
"paranormal activity"
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"day tour"
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"owners live"
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"history lovers"
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"missouri history"
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"regular tour"
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"enjoy history"
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"interesting place"
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"fun tour"
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"take pictures"
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"tours"
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"stories"
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"orphanage"
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"knights"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn about the history of Springfield and Pythian Castle's role in it. The building itself is worth the price of the tour, which is very reasonable. It takes about an hour and you'll learn all the architecture. Free parking, but reservations are needed to take...More

1  Thank RebecaEleria
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pythian Castle has a lot of interesting history along woth some paranormal activity. My friends and I have been in a few ghost tours and we always have some kind of paranormal experience while we're there. I have seen many negative reviews about this place...More

3  Thank Melissa T
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A must when visiting Springfield, MO! This castle is not only beautiful inside & out but a part of Missouri History. My daughter & I did the Ghost Tour and it did not disappoint! The ghost tour is not for the people that don't like...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We stopped by on our way from Branson back to St. Louis. Given the mixed reviews, I was a bit nervous about the whole experience, but decided to try anyway. It turned out to be the highlight of our trip. The owners, both mother and...More

3  Thank kemkemvn
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

This is a very interesting place with lots of history and stories. Want to go back a do a ghost tour.

Thank Sue D
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Only took the first floor tour because can not do stairs. You have to schedule in advance as its a closed road next to government facilities. Park in side lot to avoid most stairs... not sure if they have a wheelchair access. Cost was reasonable......More

Thank Michele_Whiting
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We met one of the owners at the Castle... we had come during closed hours, so I suppose we shouldn't have been there, but since we didn't know any better, we just walked up and asked if we may look through the Castle. Suddenly, the...More

1  Thank jsclingman
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

We found this place by accident but love ghost tours so it was a nice surprise. They just so happen to have a tour available while we were in town. We had about 8 people and the tour guide Courtney did an amazing job. When...More

Thank Floridatourist17
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We like to take visitors to see the Castle. A unique piece of local history. Tour is interesting and a lot of pictures of early Springfield and WWII hospital are displayed. History as an ophanage, entertainment venue and service for POW's will interest all history...More

Thank 767bobb
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Very interesting tour. We did the ghost tour and our guide added in the history of the Castle. It would have been nice to have a more personal tour with fewer people and to see more of the castle, but we did see two floors...More

1  Thank oceanbreezz2017
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William W
18 October 2017|
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Response from AdambutmostlyTara | Reviewed this property |
Call ahead and make reservations they will not let you through the "gate" unless you have one.
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huskerkara
31 January 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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