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Pythian Castle

1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802
+1 417-865-1464
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USD 9.15*
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History Tour of Pythian Castle in Springfield Missouri
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802
+1 417-865-1464
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

1  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

1  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
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a great story to hear. From Pythians to foreign prisoners of war, this castle has seen some history. The backstory was great but not a place to frequent often.

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The tour of this castle was good. The history is rich but the current owner is unsure of where to take the castle. The decor is not of any era, it's kind of cheap. But if you ignore those things, the history of this building...More

2  Thank DesertDogs7
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Despite arriving 45 minutes after the advertised opening time, we found the road leading to the castle chained off and a "CLOSED" sign attached. Since there was a public parking lot next door we parked and got out to take some pictures of the exterior....More

4  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 1 December 2016

My husband and I decided to stop and take a historical tour of the castle on our way from Wisconsin to Texas. I found the tour informative, I had never heard of the Pythian's before. I loved our tour guide, she was amusing and seemed...More

Thank julie h
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We will be passing through this area on an awkward Wednesday afternoon in October so if there aren't enough people for a tour, can we at least stroll the grounds and take some photos without the tour? Thanks!
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.
What time do the tours begin?
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 :)
How much does it cost to the tour?
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.