Dreams are full of grandeur and magnificence. Little girls dream of knights in shining armor that will whisk them away to a fairytale castle in the sky. Springfield, Missouri’s history is rooted deep in tradition and boasts a castle that is a magnificent remnant of the past. Rated a nine out of thirty-two attractions in the Springfield area, Pythian Castle, or Pythian Home as some call it, is a step back in time.
This magnificent home was built in 1913 by the fraternal order of the Knights of Pythias. The Knights of Pythias members are dedicated to the cause of universal peace. Pythians are pledged to the promotion of understanding among men of good will as the surest means of attaining Universal Peace. Many locations exist and one is planted directly in the heart of Springfield, Missouri.
The Pythian Castle in Springfield was first home to the orphans and widows of those who had passed on within the order. Today, Pythain Castle is open to many different types of tours and shows. A history tour is about eight dollars per person. Ghost tours range from ten to fifteen dollars per person depending on the time of day you may decide to visit. A murder mystery dinner show is between forty and fifty dollars per person. The castle has been used for special holiday events as well as weddings. Almost all information regarding prices and times of tours are located on their website.
Whether the history alone excites the curious mind or the supposed haunting of the castle, one must take a minute to step back in time and check out this location. It is well worth the trip when visiting Springfield, Missouri. Are you ready for a little enchantment?