Lincolns Ghost Walk

Lincoln's ghost walk

Legends & Lore

Haunted History Tour

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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, 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 strange history tour, family friendly, not scary. Scooter and w/c accessible.

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march 14 - September 30

Tuesday to Saturday nights

October, Friday & Saturday nights only
No tour 9/22 due to the Rt. 66 Car Cruise
Time: 7:30pm

Tour Minimum of 6 to operate
We won't know if minimum is met until tour time

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 October tours cash only

No reservations are needed just show up

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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 Corner of 6th and Adams St.
Look for the Lincoln Family Statues.
Tour ends at the Lincoln Depot on Monroe St.

Both of our ghost walks for one price!

  • Lincoln’s Ghost Walk
  • Dead Walk Aristocracy Hill

$30 adults / save $5
$25 kids under 17 / save $3

Purchase at tour time at either tour, cash only


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Suggested Hotels:

  • Inn at 835, haunted Rose Rm
  • Carpenter Street Hotel, great budget hotel next to a crematory
  • State House Inn, great retro hotel near haunted site
  • Lincoln Doubletree, a little more expensive but central to downtown sites



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Tour Guide Tip:

Friday get into town, have dinner at La Piazza for fantastic pizza, or the haunted Springfield Carriage Co. Take one of the ghost walks and buy the package deal. Enjoy a late pint and burger at Obed’s after the tour, which used to be a funeral home.

Saturday take in some of Springfield’s haunted historical sites: Lincoln’s home, the Lincoln tomb, Edwards Place, or especially the Dana-Thomas House, one of our most haunted sites!

Saturday night take the other ghost walk! After the tour take a stroll through the Lincoln neighborhood and listen for the phantom carriage. Or go explore the old cemetery grounds of Springfield High School where bodies still likely remain.

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

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

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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. 

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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.