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Address: 1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802-2137
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. Must attend scheduled event to visit the castle. Go to web site events offered and to make reservations.

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$17*
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Night Ghost Tour of Pythian Castle in Springfield Missouri
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History Tour of Pythian Castle in Springfield Missouri

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Surprising Piece of Missouri History

My husband booked this tour as a surprise for me so I went into the tour not knowing anything about it. Turns out to be a pretty interesting place for Missouri history buffs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer B
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband booked this tour as a surprise for me so I went into the tour not knowing anything about it. Turns out to be a pretty interesting place for Missouri history buffs, connecting WWII, orphanages, senior citizen homes, POW's, the USO and more. It's a walking tour with several staircases. Not much a/c so some of the rooms were... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were having a weekend getaway with our 16 year old son. So we decided to go to the castle. He had read that POWs were housed here during WWII. The lady who owns the house had lots of knowledge about the house. There had been several people that lived in the house when it was an orphanage and how... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a lot of history and it very cool. I recommend visiting it when your in the area. It has been there for a while.

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1 Thank julielS8511JU
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We had a very nice time on the evening ghost tour. The tour guide was nice, but often repeated herself. It seemed dragged out even though we only saw a limited number of rooms, it was also very hot in all the rooms. It was nice and informative

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Hastings, Nebraska
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Don't get to see a lot of the castle but interesting none the less. Worth the money paid. Owners live in the castle. Can't take pictures. Would be a very cool place for a wedding.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Although tour times are limited and by reservastion only, I found this tour to be well worth the wait. The price is for the tour is great. The history surrounding this building is awesome. Not a good tour for children so much but history loving adults. The ghost tour they have at night would be great wish I would have... More 

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1 Thank Billie B
Ozark, Missouri
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105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The Pythian Castle is a beautiful castle that can be rented out for venues such as weddings, proms, etc. They also offer hhost tours, mystery dinners etc. Would highly recommend this as a venue and love their Mystery Dinners.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We had a couple of hours to kill in Springfield so why not see what the castle was all about. The architecture looked interesting. We called and asked about the castle tours. The historical was not available but the ghost tour was. We asked if it was "hokey"? The person who answered the phone said no she didn't think so.... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Great way to spend a Friday Evening. Our tour guide, Cindy, did a wonderful job of keeping us entertained! The admission price of $15.00 (when purchased on line) per person was reasonable for the 1 1/2 hour tour. Whether you are a believer or not, the tour is well worth checking out for the history alone. I was able to... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

There is so much to see and do here! From staying over night in one of the nicely accommodated rooms, to going on a ghost hunt! They host weddings to gatherings of all sizes. Really enjoy the Christmas lights they have yearly as well!

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