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

2019 Group Tour Information

This page is for groups wanting to sign up for the Lincoln’s
Ghost Walk, or the Oak Ridge Cemetery Walk

If you are wanting to hire a tour guide to take your
group around to the historical site visit the Guide Page



Please read through this page carefully for details and information. 

Great activities for tour groups, organizations and associations!


A group is considered 15 or more and group rate only applies to groups of 15 or more.

 

Group Tour Etiquette

  • Don’t be late, don’t be late, and don’t be late!
  • Group dinners ALWAYS run late by an extra 30 minutes, especially senior groups. Please plan for this extra time if attending a tour.
  • Single payment from group leader is preferred, tickets can be purchased at tour time; cash, company or school check, or credit card.
  • Groups please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start.
  • Bathroom your group before arrival, nowhere to go once on tour.
  • Weather decisions can be made right up to tour time; we have radar info available.
  • Please step away from the group if you need to text, smoke, or vape.
  • School groups, we ask that students turn off/silent cell phones, and that teachers monitor students etiquette.

 

 

Lincoln's Ghost Walk: Legends & Lore - This tour is very popular with travel, senior and school groups. Tour hosts and teachers receive lots of positive compliments for this evening entertainment activity option. 

Groups are free to just show up and participate with the public tour on the 7:30pm tour Tuesday through Saturday.

Please give us a call to let us know your group is coming to the tour and we can be better prepared for a larger group.

We are used to large groups on tours and your group will not have trouble hearing the guide, and we don't just say that. The guide will use a portable PA if necessary. A large group for us is over 80 people.

  • Tour begins at the corner of 6t hand Adams St., #1 Old State Capitol Plaza.
  • Group drop off -groups can drop off on Washington St. bus lane in front of the Old State Capitol between 5th and 6th St. Or buses drop off on 6th St. in front of Cold Stone Creamery, but this must be a quick drop off.
  • Group pick-up - Once the tour is over coaches can pick up at the Lincoln home bus lot on 7th St. Please instruct your driver to shut down once parked.

LGW is an award-winning walking tour and a “must do” while in Springfield!

Senior Groups: 
This tour is not a difficult walk only about 5 blocks, all flat ground, w/c and scooter accessible, and there’s a few places to sit along the way. ADA

School Groups: 
This tour is great for student groups looking for a fun and exciting evening activity. The tour information is suitable for kids. It's mostly a factual history tour with the known and accepted ghostly lore. ADA

Group rate applies to groups 15 or more. $10 pp for adult/senior groups - $6 pp for student groups.

 


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Oak Ridge Cemetery Walk - Enjoy a 90-minute walk through one of the most visited historic cemeteries 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! 

Tour Begins: At the GAR Mound

  • Drive in main gate of the cemetery
  • Take middle road at the fork, drive past tomb parking
  • Turn right at the stop sign towards old receiving vault
  • Come to next stop sign turn right
  • Look for the circular burial mound on your left
  • Park here on the road This tour walks the hill seen in the picture, but level ground afterwards. ADA

Group rate applies to groups 15 or more. $10 pp for adult/senior groups - $6 pp for student groups.

 

 

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