Personal Guide & Step-On Guide Services, Available year-round
Let's be honest here, Springfield is not so large that people and tour groups can't get around to the sites on their own. So why then hire a guide?
- Save time trying to figure out maps and the streets of Springfield, maximize your time.
- A guide can greatly enhance your visit with stories beyond what site interpreters will tell.
- Get useful information about where the locals eat, drink, and shop.
Most importantly a Springfield Walks guide will make your visit to Lincoln's Springfield a moving and personal experience for you or your group so that you leave us with a deeper understanding and elevated appreciation of Lincoln's life.
Read the guide bio's. Simply put, we are the best. You won't be disappointed!
Personal Guide - this service is for individuals, couples, or families. Just give us a call or send email to discuss the arrangements.
Step-on or Group Guide - this is for groups and coach/bus groups over 15 persons in need of a guide to step on board the coach or walk the group to the sites.
Important note: If your group is 15 or over and you plan on visiting the Lincoln sites your group must have reservations made through the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB). We are not permitted to make the reservations for your group, but we can help with planning your visit. Click here to visit the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau website.
Step-on guides must have a copy of the SCVB reservation form for site entry.
Guide Rates: 4 hours/half day - $125
8 hours/full day - $175
(We do not prorate time)
Attention Coach Groups
City Orientation Tour - this is for coach groups that may only have limited time in town, great for tour groups just passing through. Drive by the main historic sites in downtown Springfield and hear the most important history. No site entry on this tour.
1 hour tour - $75 no disembarking
2 hour tour - $100 (may include walk through of the Lincoln home neighborhood and/or walk up to the Lincoln Tomb as time allows)
About 7-10 days prior to the date of your tour, give us a call just to touch base and make sure your tour leader and our guide has each other's cell phone numbers so they can communicate. Cell numbers are kept confidential.
Payment is due by the end of the tour, cash or company check made out to Springfield Walks.
Guides always appreciate a tip if they've done a good job.
We'll do our best to make the most of you visit to Lincoln's Springfield!