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Pythian Castle

Address: 1451 E. Pythian St., Springfield, MO 65802
Phone Number: 4178651464
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Ranked #14 of 67 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Springfield's most enchanting events venue offering history tours, ghost tours, murder mysteries...
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Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Red Wing, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Springfield, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I was able to snag same day ghost tour tickets in a very busy time of year (before the 4th of July) and for my birthday. The tour was packed, every seat taken. It started off so wonderfully, the guide is funny and a great story-teller. The first hour or so is taken with his wonderful story, which is nice,... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I came here for a Halloween tour and loved it. The building has such an interesting past that there has to be something hanging around there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

As my parents were both members of the order it was very interesting to learn more history of the Pythian's. Very good tour given by the owner.

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