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Address: 1451 E. Pythian St., Springfield, MO 65802
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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$9.15*
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History Tour of Pythian Castle in Springfield Missouri

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Love the history

Pythian Castle is a great place to tour. I have participated in a regular tour as well as the ghost tour. Did not see anything "ghostly" but enjoyed the ghostly history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tracy B
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Wisconsin
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I decided to stop and take a historical tour of the castle on our way from Wisconsin to Texas. I found the tour informative, I had never heard of the Pythian's before. I loved our tour guide, she was amusing and seemed to really enjoy showing off the old castle. If your looking for a professional tour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pythian Castle is a great place to tour. I have participated in a regular tour as well as the ghost tour. Did not see anything "ghostly" but enjoyed the ghostly history.

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Thank Tracy B
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped to book a tour and was rudely told by the owner that "didn't I read the sign" - and that there was going to be a private party and to leave. No signage by the way.....

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

$8.50/person for 1-hour historic tour offered twice daily (check the website for times). Nighttime ghost tour is $50/person for about 4 hours. We did the historic tour -- very interesting background to the castle being built and the workmanship... worth the ticket. Located in Springfield.

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Thank TKStLouisMO
Lenexa, Kansas
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Old (and probably haunted) halls of this castle are full of rich over 100-year history that this building would be a gem find for those interested in American history beyond the textbooks. Really enjoyed the tour by current owner and would have loved to also to go to a mystery murder dinner that is held there on some days, but... More 

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Thank alina_wood
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This is so cool, for all ages except small children, they have something for everyone. From a history tour, to a ghost haunting, to mystery dinners, to shows, to just about everything. Beautiful for weddings, and thrill seekers. If you are looking for relaxing evening, come for just a history tour, and take in it's glory.

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Thank Aubrey E
Springfield, Missouri
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 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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