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Address: 1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802-2137
Phone Number: +1 417-865-1464
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12:30 pm - 4:00 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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$17.22*
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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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Kinda neat!

We took the ghost tour a few years ago on my birthday, and it was pretty neat. The tour guide (Tim Piland) answered everyone's questions and told us the whole history of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Frankenmind
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

right behind evangel university is a haunted castle with gargoyles and other spooky statuettes guarding the front door. a real piece of springfield history with interesting stories and architecture. this place is right out of a scoby doo cartoon..

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Springfield, Missouri
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the ghost tour a few years ago on my birthday, and it was pretty neat. The tour guide (Tim Piland) answered everyone's questions and told us the whole history of the castle. It was very interesting! Before the tour, they also let you view the death certificates of all the people who died there. We wondered around the... More 

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Caldwell, Texas
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would encourage the new owner (tour guide) to convert to apartments or condos. There is just not enough history to qualify for historical tours.

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Thank marcy j
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended for a ghost tour in a castle. Actually attended a very long tour through an updated building. Rooms were actually painted and wallpapered to resemble old time castle bricks. The tour was only about 4-5 rooms but lasted almost 2 hours. Plastic statues and fake fires were what we saw in each room. I would not recommend... So fake... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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1 Thank vicky f
Columbia, Missouri
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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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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Thank shelly5383
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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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