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

Walking Tours


2014 Tour Line-up

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All walking tours begin in front of the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office historical site at 6th & Adams St. Look for the Lincoln Family statues.

Tickets can be bought on-line or when you arrive for your tour, cash or cc.


    Abraham Lincoln Site Tour - This half-day guided tour takes you to three main Lincoln sites and gives you the history of Lincoln's life in Springfield. Highlights include entry into the Old State Capitol, Lincoln's Law Office and Lincoln's home. Inside you'll get historical interpretation by a site interpreter.

Between sites, you'll receive additional stories by your guide as you'll follow in the footsteps of Lincoln. With this tour you'll experience more, learn more and get more than doing the sites on your own. By the end of the tour you will have a deeper appreciation of the Lincoln family story that will impress upon you for a lifetime.

Your guide will tell you stories you won't hear inside the sites such as; how Lincoln came to Springfield, how and why he became a lawyer, his Springfield life and rise into national politics, how he met Mary and their marriage, election night, Lincoln the athlete, and his home life as a father and husband.

Dates: Offered daily year-round by arrangement - Weather permitting - When sites are open
Call or email for availability
(The Lincoln Herndon Law Office historical site may be closing June 2014 for renovations, if that happens we will tour the Lincoln Depot or the Lincoln's church as a replacement.)

Time: 9am - 1pm

Cost: $30 per adult, $25 under 18, free under 7

Tour is not available Sunday or Monday, sites are closed

Reservations required for this tour - Min of 4 adults to operate, max of 14

Please call or email to make tour arrangements before making on line purchase for this tour.

"My friends you can do the sites for free and on your own, however with the added interpretation you'll get the full and very personal experience of Lincoln's Springfield." - Garret Moffett




Lincoln's Ghost Walk: Legends & Lore: This 10-block 90-minute walking tour uses the Lincoln sites as the backdrop for the bizarre and strange stories surrounding Lincoln's life and death. Lincoln had prophetic visions and dreams; Mary had seances in the White House; and no other Presidential family endured so much so that this nation might survive. This tour is loaded with factual history and the ghostly lore of Lincoln and is suitable for all ages; bizarre history, not scary.

Dates: March 4th to May 31, Tuesday thru Saturday; June 1 to September 30, nightly - October 1 to Nov 15, Friday & Saturday

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $15 adults, $8 kids 8-17, $12 seniors/military, under 7 free up to 2 kids.

Reservations not needed for this tour - Minimum of 6 adults to operate, no max

If you are visiting Springfield, this tour is a "must do."




Booz-a-palooza Pub Crawl:This 2.5 hour lighthearted boozin pub crawl goes to four establishments in the Old Town historic district. Enjoy an evening of booze trivia, weird liquor laws, boozin facts, and fun games. You'll have a blast testing your wits and knowledge while enjoying your favorite libation. (Drinks not included, sorry its law.) Round up your friends, come along and make some new friends on this booz-a-palooza!

Time: 8pm

Date: June 7 to November 15, Fridays - Other dates by arrangement

Cost: $12 per adult, must be 21 to join this tour

Reservations suggested - Minimum of 6 to operate, maximum 25



    Bootlegging Pub Crawl - On this 2 hour guided pub tour, we'll take you to four establishments within the historic old town district for fun bar entertainment and great drinks. Along the way and at each location, you'll take in some bootlegging trivia and a little of Springfield's wicked prohibition history. Did Springfield have a bootlegging crime boss and mobster-style assassinations?

Yes we did! Come along- we'll tell you about it and have some drinks, learn some local prohibition history and make some new friends! (Drinks not included, sorry its law)

Date: June 7 to November 15, Saturdays
Other dates by arrangement

Time: 8pm

Cost: $12 per adult, must be 21 to join this tour

Reservations suggested - Minimum of 6 to operate, maximum 25

Things to know to participate with Springfield Walks

All walking tours begin at the corner of 6th and Adams St. in front of the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office historic site look for the Lincoln family statues and our sidewalk sign.

Tickets can be bought when you arrive for your tour; cash or credit card.

  • Please arrive before tour time, we do not wait on late arrivals
  • Keep in mind the walking distance of our tours relative to your abilities
  • Parking available anywhere on the streets or garages, except underground in evenings
  • Walking tours are ADA accessible, our tour van is not
  • Tours operate at a comfortable pace, but we do have to stay within time frame

DISCLAIMER: Springfield Walks & Tours has a solid reputation and we're known to be the best in town. That's because we work very hard to manage the logistics of several different tours and provide knowledgeable and professional guides. However, despite our best planning and training, circumstances change during the year and can create unforeseen problems operating tours. And because of this issue operating such a business we do our best to overcome and adapt when these unexpected problems come about. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding when we are unable to overcome an issue. We try very hard to anticipate these events and overcome logistics so tours can operate. - It is not always possible.
We're more than happy to hear constructive feedback or find an amicable solution. We love to hear compliments as well.

  • Tours cannot operate unless minimums are met
  • Tours may not operate in threatening or dangerous weather
  • Tour guides can get sick and a replacement may not be available
  • Unexpected street closures or events can prevent tours from operating

Under any of these circumstances a refund or rain check can be issued.

We are Springfield's top provider of professional tour guides for visiting coach and tour groups. Personal and step-on guides available.