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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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Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Springfield's most enchanting events venue offering history tours...

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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Really neat castle

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Branson, Missouri
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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Rick B
Springfield, Missouri
1 review
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 

Thank Steve M
Branson, Missouri
Level Contributor
59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

Thank Beach_Girl_Heart
Level Contributor
35 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!

1 Thank Alisha T
Streamwood, Illinois
Level Contributor
116 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

1 Thank Gloria F
1 review
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.

Thank Cherie J
Wichita, Kansas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We were looking for something to fill some time without wandering aimless through the mall and found this through Google. We decided to take the history tour and really enjoyed the experience! Was a little over an hour guided tour with a short video as well.

Thank Helmikar
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We arrived planning on taking the history tour of the Castle. I am a amateur photographer and wanted to get pictures of this really neat structure. I started taking pictures as soon as I got out of the car from different angles as we approached the front stairs we noticed a closed sign out front and a older women standing... More 

2 Thank Jennifer H
Springfield, Missouri
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Words cannot describe the tour we went on. For starters, the grounds were breathtaking and the interior, strictly speaking on a visual basis, was stunning. A lot of time and effort has went into making this place what is it. It is a treasure. Our tour guide, Tim Piland, was sensational. He was able to evoke the proper amount of... More 

1 Thank WanderingAdventures
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We went on a ghost tour and it was not too impressive. They tried hard to tell us spooky things other people had reported. We had 40 plus in our tour group which is way too many! The castle itself is impressive and the history is neat. I would stick to a museum tour for this one.

1 Thank TheFamilyMom

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