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

Walking Tours - 2015 Tour Line-ups

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Disclaimer: Springfield Walks has a solid reputation and we're known for being the best in town. That's because we work very hard to manage the logistics of several different tours and provide knowledgeable and professional tour 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 a tour 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

Tickets for all tours can be purchased upon arrival for your tour
Cash, Company Check, or CC

 

   

The Lincoln Experience - On this 9am-3pm day tour I'm going to take you to the Lincoln sites where I'm going to guide you through the Lincoln history and tell you stories well beyond the constraints of site interpreters. You'll hear the human stories of Lincoln; the lawyer, the father, and a husband. I'll even tell you the complete story of Lincoln's funeral in Springfield, his “final farewell.” But I'm also going to found out what intrigues you about Lincoln. I want you to connect with Lincoln so that your visit to Lincoln's Springfield is memorable and meaningful. I want us to part ways with you connecting to his story in your own way and having your very own memorable Lincoln Experience to last a lifetime. This tour may not be for everyone, it is intensive Lincoln. Garret Moffett guides this tour. Downtown lunch break at noon

Lincoln home, Lincoln Law Office (no entry),Old State Capitol, Oak Ridge Cemetery and the Lincoln Tomb, other sites possible depending on time.

Cost: $150 set price per group/family up to 5 people

Offered daily year around when I'm available

Call, text, or email to check for availability - Make your reservation today!

Blackout dates: May 1, 2, 3, Sept. 25, 26

 

 

   

Lincoln's Ghost Walk: Legends & Lore - This 90-minute walking tour uses the Lincoln sites as the backdrop for strange and bizarre stories surrounding Lincoln's life and death. But what were Lincoln's spiritual and Christian beliefs, and did he have bizarre visions and dreams of death? Mary believed in Spiritualism and had seances in the WH. We'll also talk about his funeral train and the opening and movements of Lincoln's coffin through the years until finding his final resting place in 1901. This is largely a factual history tour including the known ghostly lore. Suitable for all ages, strange not scary.

March 10 to Oct. 31, nightly 7:30pm, Blackout date: Sept. 25
On May 2nd & 3rd additional tour times will be offered, TBA.
Cost: $15 adults, $8 kids 8-17, free under 7, $12 seniors/military

Tour begins #1 Old State Capitol, corner of 6th and Adams St, in front of the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office historic site. Tour ends at the Lincoln Depot on Monroe St. between 9th and 10th St.

Reservations not needed, minimum of 6 adults to operate, no max, ADA
This tour is a "must do" while in Springfield.



May 1-3 additional Lincoln Ghost Walk tours!
7:30pm, 8:15pm, and 9:15pm, and if there is a demand a 10pm tour.
Ticket sales begin at 7pm, buy early to avoid long ticket lines at tour time.

 


Oak Ridge Cemetery -
Enjoy a 90-minute walk through the second most visited historic cemetery in America. Oak Ridge is brimming with Victorian mourning symbolism and anecdotal tales of people woven into the Lincoln story. 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 stories including one very naughty Bishop!

This tour begins at the old receiving vault
located behind the Lincoln Tomb down the hill.

Dates: May to Aug, Tuesday through Saturday 5pm
Please enjoy the Flag Lowering Ceremony after the summer Tuesday tour.
Paved roads and hills, uneven ground amongst the tombstones we walk
Cost: $15 adults, $8 kids 8-17, free under 7, $12 seniors/military