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Pythian Castle

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Address: 1451 E. Pythian St., Springfield, MO 65802
Phone Number: 4178651464
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Springfield's most enchanting events venue offering history tours, ghost...
Springfield's most enchanting events venue offering history tours, ghost tours, murder mysteries, comedy nights, 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 castle is rich in history. Don't miss your chance to visit this historic castle recently listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
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Nice time.

We have gone here twice the 1 st. Time theowner gave the tour and she was very good. The next time we had a tour guide and she was good, but not s good as the owner. This was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Jakylo
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We have gone here twice the 1 st. Time theowner gave the tour and she was very good. The next time we had a tour guide and she was good, but not s good as the owner. This was really interesting,the building, the history, well worth York time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a gorgeous building. Some of us wanted to do the historical tour and some the ghost tour. It was time for the ghost tour so we did that. They gave a short over view of the history and we did see most of the building. There was nothing ghostly about it. You should definitely only go on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband and I took the the 11:15am historic tour of Pythian Castle - given by one of the current owners. The owner gave detailed and surprising information about when and why the castle was built, all of the different uses of the castle over the years - and a history of all of the owners. She has had contact... More 

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It was a nice tour given by the current owner. During the winter on the weekdays there are two tours available at 1:00 pm is the ghost tour, and 2:30 pm is a regular tour. We missed the ghost tour so went on the regular one. The doors are locked until 20 minutes before a scheduled tour. The Castle is... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We did a Friday ghost tour, the cost was 32.00 per person. We got there, I thought how pretty it was outside. We walked in, the disappointment started........we stood around for quite awhile first waiting for the huge crowd that came in, then we were taken into a room with a bunch of tables to be entertained by the guy... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a great place to spend an hour or two on the tour. There is quite a lot of history here. A retirement home and orphanage, military hospital and prisoner of war camp during World War 2, non-profit headquarters, private home, and now an event center. If you care for history or architecture it is well worth the time.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had tired to visit on several other visits to Springfield but the ghost tours book up quickly. We decided to go on the 11:15 history tour. The history of the building is absolutely amazing. It used to house seniors and orphans. The military took over the castle before the war. Our tour guide was not the owner but was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Incredible story here... MJ and one of her twin daughters own, live and gratefully allow tours. It is just amazing the history and it was nearly let go to ruin at one time. I would definitely recommend for adults. MJ was kinda hard to hear at times but very entertaining.. They are growing and improving all the time. The City... More 

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House Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This "castle" built early 1900's has had a long, interesting history. The tour was led by the current owner. Three floors, and an interesting piece of history. Only main floor is handicap accessible.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

costly to just walk around a big old house and not see or hear or get touched or anything by a spirit our son was bored

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