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

Walking Tours - 2016 Tour Line-ups

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

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. Weather can create difficulties and tour guides can get sick for example. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding when we are unable to overcome an issue and abruptly cancel a tour. We try very hard to anticipate these events and overcome logistics so tours can operate - it is not always possible. We do not like to disappoint customers and 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 6 adult minimum is met.
  • Tours may not operate in threatening or dangerous weather.
  • Tour guides can get sick/ family issues 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

Tour Etiquette

  •  Use of cell phones/texting is discouraged on tours, step away from group, photos ok.
  • Smoking/vaping is also discouraged during tours, feel free to step away from the group.
  • Tours are family friendly but ask that children stay by parents especially crossing streets.
  • Tipping guides is never expected, but always appreciated.



No reservations needed, buy tickets when you arrive Cash or cc, exact change appreciated

Arrive early, we do not wait for late arrivals!
Tours operate unless dangerous weather


The Lincoln Experience - Garret Moffett guides this tour this 4-hour half day tour. I'll be taking you to several of the Lincoln sites where I'll 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, not an average site tour.
Entry into Lincoln home, Old State Capitol, and the Lincoln Tomb. (law office is closed for renovation)

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

Daily year around as I'm available and sites are open

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





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 séances 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.


Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30m
November, Tuesday to Saturday 4pm to Nov. 19th
Blackout date: Sept. 23

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

Tour begins #1 Old State Capitol Plaza, 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 buy tickets on arrival, minimum of 6 adults to operate, no max, ADA

This tour is a "must do" while in Springfield.

Winter Tours – This tour is available during winter months by appointment for groups of 4 adults or more. I can escort 5 people in my mini-van or can utilize your own vehicle. Weather may allow the tour to be walkable some nights. Call or text to discuss.





Oak Ridge Cemetery History 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!

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

Dates: Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 29 Time: 3pm to 4:30pm
Cost: $15 adults, $8 kids 8-17

Paved roads and hills, uneven ground amongst the tombstones we walk

Reservations not needed, just show up and buy tickets on arrival