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Address: 1451 E. Pythian St., Springfield, MO 65802
Phone Number: +1 417-865-1464
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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
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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.

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Best Ghost Tour in town!

I have been to weddings here as well as the ghost tour. The weddings were beautiful and neat. The ghost tour was a ton of fun! The history you learn about the building is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Ashley B
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Missouri
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Kirksville, Missouri
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The woman who gave the tour was the owner, and she was wonderfully enthusiastic and informative. I think it would have been better if there had been more people on the tour. It was just the two of us and the your guide, and it was painfully awkward. It was really kind of hard to find, it's kind of situated... More 

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1 Thank MartinFamilyKV
Missouri
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have been to weddings here as well as the ghost tour. The weddings were beautiful and neat. The ghost tour was a ton of fun! The history you learn about the building is fascinating and shocking! Worth the money!

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1 Thank Ashley B
Ash Grove, Missouri
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The tour of the castle is very enlighten to the public. We were able to get a private tour. The decorations are authentic and unique to Springfield.

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Thank Narsha H
Topeka, Kansas
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91 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We went on the tour the day before Thanksgiving, we all got a sense that there is something quite different about the castle.We all saw plenty of orb objects and I personally had a really cool experience in the basement I heard a voice whisper in my ear what sounded like my name , no one was around me I... More 

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2 Thank ttowntriper
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Went on a ghost tour. Loved hearing the history of the building and some of the past uses if it. Our guide was great. Very funny and engaging with our group. She shared personal experiences as well as experiences of previous tour participants. Been on tours in other places this was a pretty good one. Well worth the money.

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Thank Rick B
Springfield, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My wife had previously gone on the day tour and said it was good, so we decided to go on the night tour, which was supposed to be longer and ventured into other areas in the castle. From the moment we walked into the castle, I knew it was going to be a problem. Apparently, everyone in Springfield had nothing... More 

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Thank Steve M
Branson, Missouri
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59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We have went to several events here from Valentine's Day dinner/dance to haunted tour. All are enjoyable. We did not find any ghost but the stories were all fun to hear.

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Thank Beach_Girl_Heart
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We took the haunted tour and were thrilled by the history and the ghostly experiences. It was fun to be in a group instead of alone...must less scary. Well worth the price. We would definitley go again!

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1 Thank Alisha T
Streamwood, Illinois
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138 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

As we were traveling along Route 66, we decided to visit this Castle. We were all pleasantly surprised. We did not realize it until the tour was finished that our tour guide was the owner. She purchased the castle and has tried to preserve its history. It was formerly owned by the Knights of Pythian who allowed widows and children... More 

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1 Thank Gloria F
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We went for my daughters birthday party... The castle in its self is beautiful.. The staff and the lack of care the owner has about the issue is beyond silly... the staff is rude... enough said.

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