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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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History tour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Barb R
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Trimble, Missouri
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Olathe, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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4 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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