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

Local Guide & Step-On Coach Guide Services Available year-round

Local Guide or Step-on Coach Guide 
Individuals, couples, families, associations, organizations, 
schools, scouts, churches, reunions, associations, organizations

Springfield Walks can provide guides for Springfield, 
and for travel to
 Hannibal, Chicago and St. Louis from Springfield.
Just give us a call or send email to discuss the arrangements.

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.


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. 

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.

We are Springfield's top provider of guides

We have guided rock stars, celebrities, ambassadors,
politicians, lots of families and thousands of school kids!

We are supported by the Springfield Convention & Visitor Bureau.

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.


On top of the St. Louis Arch



Springfield Rates: Up to 4 hours/half day $150 or 8 hours/full day $225


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
Email address
Phone contact
Date requested
Half or Full day
Number in group
Type of group

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.

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.

3. Once you have your confirmation for your site visit from the SCVB, forward that to me, and then you can hire a Springfield Walks guide. We must have that site reservation form.

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


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

5. On your tour day call your guide 30 minutes prior to your arrival time to Springfield so the guide isn't standing around wondering where you are and if you're on time.

Groups must be on time for sites, any late arrival might cause us to forfeit entry.

Hire Your Guide Today!



The Lincoln Tomb
At the St. Louis City Museum