Springfield Walks - Premier Tour & Guide Service Company - Springfield, IL

2018 Group Tour Information

Great activities for tour groups, organizations and associations!

If your group is in need of a local guide to get your group around town and into the historic sites, please visit the Guide Services Page.

Please read through this page carefully for details and information.


Tour guides/hosts always comped

 

Group Tour Etiquette

  • Don’t be late, don’t be late, and don’t be late!
  • Group dinners ALWAYS run late, so plan for this if attending a tour. Move dinner ahead.
  • Single payment from group leader is preferred, tickets can be purchased at tour time; cash, company or school check, or credit card.
  • Groups please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start.
  • Bathroom your group before arrival, nowhere to go on tour.
  • Weather decisions can be made right up to tour time; we have radar info available.
  • Please step away from the group if you need to text, smoke, or vape.
  • School groups, we ask that students turn off/silent cell phones, and that teachers monitor students from being disruptive.

We are used to large groups on tours and your group will not have trouble hearing the guide, and we don't just say that. The guide will use a portable PA if necessary.  

 

 

Lincoln's Ghost Walk: Legends & Lore - This tour is very popular with travel groups. Tour hosts receive lots of positive compliments for this evening option. 

  • Groups are free to just show up and participate with the public on the 7:30pm tour. Group tours are available on other nights than the scheduled tour.
  • Please give us a call to let us know your group is coming and we can be better prepared for a larger group.
  • Groups can drop off on Washington St in front of the Old State Capitol bus lane, or drop off on 6th St. in front of Cold Stone Creamery
  • Once tour is over coaches can pick up at the Lincoln home bus lot on 7th St. Please instruct your driver to shut down once parked.
  • This tour is available for groups of 15 or more most anytime, $10 per person.

LGW is an award-winning walking tour and a “must do” while in Springfield!

Senior Groups: This tour is not a difficult walk only about 6 blocks, all flat ground, w/c and scooter accessible, and there ae a few places to sit along the way.

School Groups: This groups is great for student groups looking for a fun and exciting evening activity. The tour information is suitable for kids. It's mostly a factual history tour with the known and accepted ghostly lore.

 

 

  Oak Ridge Cemetery Walk - Enjoy a 90-minute walk through the second most visited historic cemetery in America. Oak Ridge is a large 465-acre cemetery brimming with Victorian mourning symbolism and obelisks of varying styles is a reoccurring theme here. It was designed by William Saunders who also designed the Gettysburg National Military Cemetery. During the saunter, you’ll hear all the anecdotal tales of people woven into the Lincoln story; Mary’s sisters, Lincoln’s law partners, his friends and neighbors. There's also an amazing Civil War history to be told including seven generals, soldiers and notables, governors and statesmen, and there's plenty of other sensational and historical stories including one very naughty bishop! $10 pp for groups of 15 or more.

This tour begins at the GAR Mound of circular burials with a cannon and flag. Drive past the tomb and follow signs for the old receiving vault, making the next two right turns and look left.

 

 

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