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

Local Guide & Step-On Coach Guide Services

This page is for people or tour operators wanting to hire a tour guide to take
them around to the historical sites in Springfield.

Individuals, couples, families, rock stars, military, ambassadors, associations,
organizations, schools, scouts, churches, reunions, associations, organizations

We'll do our best to make the most of your visit.

The owner, Garret Moffett is a seasoned domestic and international tour guide with 18 years of experience in tourism and has a team of great tour guides and educators.

Let's be honest here, Springfield is not so large that people and tour groups can't get around to the sites on their own. Then why hire a guide?


  • Get a more in-depth tour, a more complete story of Lincoln, and overall better historical interpretation that enhances your visit well beyond the constraints of site interpreters.
  • Most state site interpreters are hired seasonally and have limited knowledge of Lincoln.
  • Guides are familiar with site policies, procedures, and the nuances of visiting the sites.
  • Save time trying to read maps, the streets, location of the sites, maximize your time.
  •  Get the most useful information about where the locals eat, drink, and shop.
  • All our guides are local and have a working knowledge of all there is to do and see while in town, including the "off the tourist path" things. 

Springfield Rates:

  • 4 hours/half day $150
  • 8 hours/full day $200

We do not prorate the time
Cancellations under 7 days a $25 inconvenience fee will be invoiced to your company.

How to hire a private or step-on coach guide?

1. Send me an email and include the following information please:

  • Your name
  • Company/organization
  • Email address
  • Phone contact
  • Date requested
  • Half or Full day
  • Number in group
  • Type of group
  • Comments/questions

I prefer the initial contact by email, this way I have all of your relative information.

2. I will follow up with an email or phone call to discuss the arrangements.

3. Once you have your SCVB site confirmation page, please forward that to Springfield Walks. We must have that site reservation form to prove to site docents that you have a reservation.

4. I will send a confirmation for our tour day once I have that site reservation form from the SCVB.

If your group is 14 or under, no sites reservations are necessary. If you group is 15 or over you must have site reservations through the Springfield, Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. We cannot make reservations for you.


Historic site reservations fill fast each year so it's best to get your reservations made 6 months ahead of your group visit to get the itinerary you want. Groups under 15 do not need to make reservations.

Guides always appreciate a tip if they've done a good job.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Most importantly, a Springfield Walks guide will make your visit to Lincoln's Springfield a moving and personal experience for you or your group so that you leave with a deeper understanding and elevated appreciation of Lincoln's life.

Student travel companies, tour operators, managers and agents use Springfield Walks because we are professional, knowledgeable, and we are the very best at what we do!

You bring us tour clients and we’ll send you back some very happy clients.

Groups must be on time for sites, any late arrival might cause us to forfeit entry. 
Hire Your Guide Today!