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Pythian Castle

1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802-2137
+1 417-865-1464
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US$ 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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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802-2137
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+1 417-865-1464
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"ghost tour"
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"interesting history"
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"during wwii"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a very good experience. We had tickets to do the history tour at 2:30p. We knew we would be early but wanted to make sure we could find the place so we arrived about 45 min. early. We expected just to confirm we could...More

4  Thank michael a
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a Valentine's Day dinner and dancing event. So we really only got to see the main floor and the ballroom. What we did see was nice, not overly impressive but if you are in Springfield and have some time to stop it's...More

1  Thank Dwalt27
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building is amazing. There are lots of photos to look at before the tour starts. The tour takes you from the basement where Foreign War prisioners were kept, to the appealing upper level that are used for wedding events. On a regular basis, they...More

1  Thank Addie V
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

My son and I did a quick Mother's Day Blitz and as we had never visited a Bonafide haunted castle we decided to do the night tour. It was surprisingly spooky and I certainly got chills going from room to room. It's well done and...More

Thank Dana H
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We love history and were very excited to get a tour of this place. We learned a ton and the tour guide was awesome. Originally, we were not going to be able to take the tour since we are only two people, but we called...More

Thank Courtney M
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The Pythian Castle has a really unique history. From private home to incarcerating high ranking German SS officers during WW II, the tour covers the history of the castle from when it was built to present day. The history of the castle would make walking...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We had an evening dinner and a show for our business awrds night. Food was excellent, service was great and the show was fun.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Learn about the history of Springfield and Pythian Castle's role in it. The building itself is worth the price of the tour, which is very reasonable. It takes about an hour and you'll learn all the architecture. Free parking, but reservations are needed to take...More

1  Thank RebecaEleria
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Pythian Castle has a lot of interesting history along woth some paranormal activity. My friends and I have been in a few ghost tours and we always have some kind of paranormal experience while we're there. I have seen many negative reviews about this place...More

3  Thank Melissa T
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A must when visiting Springfield, MO! This castle is not only beautiful inside & out but a part of Missouri History. My daughter & I did the Ghost Tour and it did not disappoint! The ghost tour is not for the people that don't like...More

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William W
19 October 2017|
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Response from AdambutmostlyTara | Reviewed this property |
Call ahead and make reservations they will not let you through the "gate" unless you have one.
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huskerkara
1 February 2017|
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Response from PythianCastle | Property representative |
Actually, October is very busy tour time here and likely to have a tour minimum met. But, you do have to take a tour or attend an event to get on-site.
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