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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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Ghost tour!

We had such a good time on our ghost tour. Our tour guide was excellent, very informative. So nice to hear the history of the castle with a spooky twist. Got spooked by a cat a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
heywood417
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Nixa, Missouri
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Springfield
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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Nixa, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had such a good time on our ghost tour. Our tour guide was excellent, very informative. So nice to hear the history of the castle with a spooky twist. Got spooked by a cat a few times, but no "encounters". All the same, we left very happy with the experience.

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RACINE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Our visit to Pythian Castle was very enjoyable. I am originally from the the area and did not know it existed. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and had wonderful stories about the castles use as an orphanage, military hospital during WW II etc. Great for children and adults alike. Many of the areas require climbing stairs so if that... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Pythian Castle in Springfield provides a variety of tours. We took a standard tour--no ghosts stories involved. The guide seemed well versed on the history of the Pythians and the Missouri castle--but often noted they don't have a lot of details to share. That seemed especially true of the period after the Army took possession. The consensus of our... More 

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Trimble, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Current owner conducted the tour. She provided many interesting tidbits of history of the facility. The building is in the process of renovation. Basic building is tremendous - I am looking forward to revisiting in a few years to see how they have developed the property.

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The tour guide was good, very knowledgeable. Awkward tour bc it was me and another family but not their fault.

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Lick Creek
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My husband and I recently took an afternoon tour of the Pythian Castle and we found it to be a great learning experience. The Castle was built by the Knights of the Pythians, which I had never even heard of. We learned a lot about who the Knights of Pythians were along with the histroy of the castle plus a... More 

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

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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Additional Information about Pythian Castle

Address: 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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