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History Tour of Pythian Castle in Springfield Missouri

Springfield, United States

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Discover gargoyles, a dungeon and POW cells on 1-hour tour of the Pythian Castle in Springfield, Missouri. Learn the history of the Knights of Pythias, and find out why ghost hunters and paranormal investigators flock to the imposing 1913 landmark. Follow the footsteps of glamorous movie stars and musicians, then hear the story of the castle’s wartime military takeover.
  • 1-hour tour of Pythian Castle
  • Learn about local history
  • Visit a former military site
  • Hear about the castle's famous ghosts
  • Family friendly
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1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802, USA

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Meet your guide at the Pythian Castle to experience an unusual part of Springfield, Missouri history. Start the tour with a 6-minute video presentation that introduces the Knights of Pythias and their ‘Pythian home of Missouri,’ then follow an experienced guide through the rest of the house.

Enjoy a tour that blends history with fun facts and entertainment as you make your way through the main floor lobby, ballroom and buffet rooms, and hear stories about the celebrities, orphans and military members who have used the castle through the years.

Descend into basement cells that housed prisoners of war during WWII, and find the gargoyles that still keep watch over the dungeon. Visit a second floor theater for stories about the castle history, then finish your tour in the tower room, the highest point on the castle grounds. Only the main floor of the castle is wheelchair accessible, and tours involve climbing stairs with resting points along the way.
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Pythian Castle
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum number of 4 guests apply for tour to take place. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers 5 years and up
  • OPERATED BY Pythian Castle

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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, Oct 2019
This was an excellent tour that takes you through almost all of the different parts of the castle. We were there near halloween time and they had several unique decorations. Very interesting place!

Product code: 29976P1

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