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“Fascinating castle in the middle of Springfield”
Review of Pythian Castle

Pythian Castle
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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
Ranked #17 of 88 things to do in Springfield
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Springfield's most enchanting events venue offering history tours, ghost tours, murder mysteries, holiday events, private rentals. Must attend a scheduled event to visit the castle. Go to the website for schedule and to make reservations or click Book Now on this site. Please note, general hours of operation on this site are incorrect. Trip Advisor format is unable to show event start times other than through Viator Book Now button. We are trying to work with them to correct this issue. Since it requires a system change on their part, it will take a while. Please check the website, come to a scheduled event, pay the entrance fee; otherwise, you will not be able to visit the castle. Fee varies depending on the event. Discount for on-line reservations. Higher if paid at the time of arrival.
Reviewed September 26, 2013

The Pythian Castle is a bit hard to find because it is almost totally surrounded by the Army National Guard Armory. The castle was built in 1912 and is primarily constructed of stone blocks quarried in Missouri. The support pillars and beams are concrete, not wood. It was created as a home for the children of deceased members of the Knights of Pythias and also housed some Knights who had fallen on hard times in their old age. Originally 58 acres, everyone worked to help support the home. Girls worked in the kitchen, boys in the farm fields. It even contains a movie theater on the second floor. The government seized the property just prior to WW II and eventually sold just the main building back to private owners.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

had a lot of fun there. did the daytime haunted history tour. would love to do the night haunted tour or some of the other tours. lots of cool history. great place for outside pictures.

Thank ksrudd1962
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

The ghost tours are AMAZING! Our guide Tim did a fantastic job with not only the "ghost" part of the tour (we saw lots of orbs!) but his knowledge of the history of the castle made it an awesome evening!

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Wonderful tour with very capable and competent tour guide, (she owns the place) You will be surprised at the depth and breadth of information about this interesting landmark. RECOMMEND

Thank MAK-N-Chick
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

The history of this "castle" is not that interesting. People who find paranormal activity here are desperate because there simply isn't the history for it. Can't look here, can't look there. "Tamara" is condescending and only looking to book large parties, fiercely protective of her "space". No pictures..?! What did I pay for?

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