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

Walking Tours - 2018 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 minimums are met. Please do not beg the tour guide to give the tour anyway if there’s not enough. It puts the guide in an uncomfortable position. Without 6 adults tour expenses cannot be made.
  • 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.

Tour Etiquette

  • VIDEO RECORDING IS NOT ALLOWED OF TOURS, ANY POSTING OF VIDEO ON LINE WILL BE SUBEJECT TO ENTERTAINMENT COPYRIGHT INFRINGMENT.
  • Take all the pictures you like.
  • Use of cell phones/texting is discouraged on tours, step away from group please.
  • 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.


FOR ALL TOURS

 

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
BE PREPARED, DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

 

 


   

The Lincoln Experience - Garret Moffett guides this tour 4-hour half day tour. I'll be taking you to the Lincoln home, the old state capitol, and the Lincoln tomb 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 for a group up to 6 people. This is not a tour you join in with other people, this is a tour that you hire me for…and well worth it!

Offered 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!

garret@springfieldwalks.com     217-502-8687

 


 

 

   

Lincoln's Ghost Walk: Legends & Lore - This 90-minute 5 block lantern lit walking tour uses the Lincoln sites as the backdrop for strange & bizarre stories surrounding Lincoln’s life and his death; Lincoln’s bizarre dreams of death, Spiritualism, Mary’s seances in the White House, and skullduggery at the tomb site. This is a factual history tour that includes some of the ghostly lore surrounding the Lincolns. Suitable for all ages, not a scary tour. 


Dates:
Tuesday through Saturday, until October 31st at 7:30pm. Groups are free to join this tour, just call us so we know you’re coming

Starts:Tour begins at #1 Old State Capitol Plaza, corner of 6th and Adams St.

Cost: $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, $8 Kids 7-17, ca or cc, exact change is appreciated.

 

 

   

Oak Ridge Cemetery History Walk - Enjoy a 90-minute historical walking tour through this 465-acre cemetery brimming with an amazing history. There’s Victorian mourning symbolism and obelisks of varying styles. Hear the tales of people woven into the local and Lincoln history; Mary’s sisters, Lincoln’s law partners, seven Civil War generals, soldiers and notables, governors, and other sensational stories including one very naughty bishop!

Dates:
October: 7, 13, 21, 28 at 2pm

Start point is at 6th St. and Adams St.

Cost:$15 Adults, $12 Seniors, $8 Kids 7-17
ca or cc, exact change is appreciated.

text reservations to 217-502-8687, minimum of 6 to operate.

 

 


   

Drinkin Lincoln Craft Beer Walk - Join this 3-hour journey through the historic downtown Levy District, walking in Lincoln's steps as we explore Springfield's growing craft beer scene. Proprietors at each location will talk you through the tasting notes and background of the beers you are trying as well as their brewing process. As we wander between stops, we'll discuss Springfield's unique histories with Lincoln, Prohibition, vice stories, and a ghostly tale or two.

Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, at 7pm - October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 2pm

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 24, 30 at 7pm - November 3, 10, 17, 23, 24 at 2pm

December 22, 26 at 2pm and 7pm (weather permitting)

Got family in town and need to get out?

Starts: notified when you make reservation

Cost: $45 per person, must be 21. Cash or cc

Springfield Tour - A tasting flight of 4 selections at each stop (12 tastings total) - A half pour at the last stop - Pretzel snack necklace - Information from the beer experts - Fun and new friends

Don't be shy to tip your bartenders and tour guide if you enjoyed the experience and help us pay this month's rent and beer fund.

Text your reservation and start point for this tour to 217-502-8687, minimum of 6 to operate.