History Tour Of Pythian Castle In Springfield Missouri

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr
  • Departure Details :
    1451 E Pythian St, Springfield, MO 65802, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover a classic castle right in the heart of Springfield, built by the Knights of Pythias. A 1-hour guided stroll through the ballroom, dungeon, and tower room complete this experience, all while learning about the history of this 1913 gem.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
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The tour begins with 6-minute video history, then proceeds through the rest of the main floor covering the lobby, the ballroom and buffet rooms, weaving stories of former orphans, military and the castle's current uses. Proceed to the basement to see WWII POW cells, gargoyles, a dungeon and its modern guard. The tour then heads to the second floor to the theater where some rather amusing current history is told. The tour then proceeds to the historic sleeping rooms and finishes in the highest point of the castle, the tower room.

While quite a modest castle in terms of cost to build, visitors find the non-traditional history fascinating. It says history, but it is designed to entertain kids as well. There are stairs, so you will get your exercise, with a few resting spots along the way. Wheelchair accessibility is main floor only.

Inclusions

Admission ticket

Professional guide

Viator brokerage fee

Local taxes

Exclusions

Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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. 

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Adult pricing applies to all travelers 5 years and up

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-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!