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Address: 1451 E. Pythian St., Springfield, MO 65802
Phone Number: 14178651464
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Springfield's most enchanting events venue offering history tours, ghost...
Springfield's most enchanting events venue offering history tours, ghost tours, murder mysteries, holiday events, private rentals and more. Originally, built by the Knights of Pythias as an orphanage and later owned by the US Military for over 50 years, this certified haunted castle is a must see. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Must attend an scheduled event to see the castle. Refer to website for schedule, availability and to make reservations.
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Excellent restoration

The restoration is not quite complete but it has been painstakingly redone to the point where it is. The owners are personable and interesting; the history and ghost tours are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Dan R
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Michigan
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san antonio, texas, usa
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75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

website wasn't clear that they expect you to reserve a tour on-line, don't just show up. only 2 of us, website required 4, so we hope perhaps there'd be others already there and we could join the group, but the closed sign made it clear that visitors weren't welcome. guess we'll find another 'castle' to view elsewhere.

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Springfield
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was an interesting tour with both history of the facility as well as stories about ghosts supposedly sensed on the premises. The tour leader had a sense of humor and kept the group entertained for 90+ minutes. There is a lot of walking up and down stairs for those with limited mobility.

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Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We loved it all it was so much fun highly recommend so worth the money for sure!!!! enjoyed the play and how you involved everyone who came, Dinner was excellent could of used bigger portions but still good tour was very interesting.

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Branson, Missouri, United States
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I had heard about Pythian Castle and that they offered ghost tours, in the day time. We are paranormal buffs, have been part of team producing a tv show about paranormal, hence we figured why not. We paid our fee took the tour, our guide was very informative, but paused alot like she was expecting something to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped at the castle to see if we could do the historical tour. The lady (whom we later found out was the owner, Tamara) told us there was a history and ghost tour. We wasted $55.00 and virtually zero history to the tour. All she did was play with her phone and say that the spirits were "talking to... More 

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Michigan
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The restoration is not quite complete but it has been painstakingly redone to the point where it is. The owners are personable and interesting; the history and ghost tours are very good and they substantiate their historic claims with documents on display in a side room. Take the time to stop and take the tours. The Pythian Castle is a... More 

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OTSEGO
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stopped in Springfield to tour the Pythian Castle and we were not disappointed! We took the History Tour in the afternoon, and returned in the evening for the Ghost Tour. Both tours were excellent. The guides obviously have done their homework and made the tour both interesting and fun. The owners are very pleasant and personable, and they have done... More 

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Springfield
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have been to the castle before it was restored. It is a wonderful place to visit with stories about the Pythian organization building it to house widows and orphans, then the US taking it over for the service men. The lady who takes you on the tour is very knowledgeable and relates the ghost activities. There is also a... More 

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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife had this on our bucket list. She did quite a bit of research on the Pythians. We also love ghost tours. It's too bad we didn't read the reviews before we went on the tour. It was very childish. We went on the afternoon ghost/history tour. Our guide who is the owner told me the tour was all... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

After a week of boring class I chose to take this tour for fun. Ridiculously boring. The tour guide was too occupied with her phone app to tell us about the house history. For a castle in Missouri it's ok but the goofy ghost tour angle needs to go.

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Additional Information about Pythian Castle

Address: 1451 E. Pythian St., Springfield, MO 65802
Phone Number: 14178651464
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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