Lincolns Ghost Walk

Lincoln's ghost walk

Legends & Lore

Haunted History Tour

Lincolns Ghost Walk 1

Join this 90-minute lantern lit 10-block walking tour that uses the Lincoln sites as the backdrop for strange and bizarre stories surrounding Lincoln’s life and his death! Learn about his final visit to his law office, his funeral in the old capitol, his Christian beliefs, you’ll also hear about the phantom carriage, Lincoln’s bizarre visions and dreams, Mary’s seances in the White House, Spiritualism, the ghostly Lincoln Special and skullduggery at the tomb site. This is a factual history tour, family friendly, ADA.

Lincolns Ghost Walk 3

march 14 - September 30

Tuesday to Saturday nights

October, Friday & Saturday nights only

Time: 7:30pm

Tour Minimum of 6 to operate

Groups are free to join in on this tour time, just give us a call so we know that you’re coming.


$15 adults

$8 kids 7-17

$12 seniors/military
Exact change or CC at tour time

Lincolns Ghost Walk 5

Mary sat for this actual photo taken of her after Lincoln's death while in Chicago at the photography studio of William Mumler. The photo was later debunked as a fake and Mary was reported to have said, "I don't care, I know that my beloved husband is always with me.

Begins #1 Old State Capitol Plaza South, or corner of 6th and Adams St.
Look for the Lincoln Family Statues.
Tour ends at the Lincoln Depot on Monroe St.


  • Arrive 10-minutes early for your tour, we do not wait for late arrivals.
  • Video recording of tours is prohibited, take all the pictures you like.
  • Please no smoking, vaping, or cell phone use on tour, simply step away.
  • Children please stay with parents, especially crossing streets. 
  • Tours do not operate in dangerous or threatening weather.
  • Intoxicated individuals are not allowed on tours.
Lincolns Ghost Walk 7

Rated by the NYT as the 3rd best activity in Springfield and has become a “must do” while in town.

Lincolns Ghost Walk 9

Springfield’s most popular walking tour! And the only Lincoln’s Ghost Walk in the world!

Lincolns Ghost Walk 9

Group Information

Groups of 15 or more are eligible for a group discount: $10 adults / $6 kids.

The group must be 15 or more to receive the discount. If you’re a tour operator and offer the tour as an option and 15 people do not show up, the group discount does not apply

Groups are free to show up for the 7:30 pm tour just please call us to let us know that you’re coming so we can be best prepared. 

No trouble hearing the tour guide and we don’t just say that. We’re used to large groups.  

Group drop-off: Washington Street bus lane between 5th and 6th St. (Old State Capitol), walk the group one block to the south to the meeting point.
Group pick-up: Lincoln Depot on Monroe St. between 9th and 11th St. (buses must shut down here)

We prefer that any group payment come from a single person or tour operator, cash, cc, or company check due at tour time please. Or you can pay on-line.

Lincolns Ghost Walk 1

                                                                                             Contact Us – Call, Text, or Email



Lincolns Ghost Walk 1

Disclaimer: Springfield Walks & Tours has a solid reputation and we’re known for being the best in town. That’s because we work hard to manage the logistics of several different tours and guide services with knowledgeable and professional tour guides. HOWEVER, despite our best efforts circumstances change throughout the year and can create unforeseen problems operating the tour business. We do our best to overcome and adapt when these unexpected problems arise; weather can create difficulties, street closures, ill guides, for example. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding when we are unable to overcome an issue. It is not always possible to overcome an issue, no matter our effort. We do not like to disappoint our customers and we’re receptive to constructive feedback or find an amicable solution. We love to hear compliments as well!

All of our fall tours will follow CDC and State of Illinois COVID guidelines for everyone’s health and safety as much as possible. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.