Lincolns Ghost Walk

Lincoln's ghost walk

Legends & Lore

Haunted History Tour

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Lincoln's Ghost Walk: Legends & Lore! 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!

Old Capitol Plaza - Learn about his final visit to his law office and his funeral in the old capitol.

Lincoln Home - Listen for the phantom carriage, and learn about Lincoln’s bizarre visions and dreams, Spiritualism, and Mary’s seances in the White House.

The Depot - Hear stories about Lincoln's funeral train and the ghostly Lincoln Special. Finish the night with tales of skullduggery at the tomb site!

This is a factual history tour, suitable for kids, not scary, bizarre & strange stories, w/c accessible.

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The Lincoln neighborhood at night

March 12 - September 28

Tuesday to Saturday nights

October, Friday & Saturday nights only
Time: 7:30pm

No reservations needed
Minimum of 6 adults for tour to operate Please arrive by 7:20 so we can start on time
We don't know if minimum is met until tour time

Travel group information further below


$15 adults

$8 kids 7-17

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

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Mary sat for this actual photo taken of her after Lincoln's death while 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.


  • 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.

No charge for tour guide/host/driver.

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.  Guide uses PA as needed.

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, 6th and Adams St.
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. 

Our tour guide can handle groups up to 125, more than that we will put on a second guide and split the group into two separate group. 

In this case groups will start 15-minutes apart. 

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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.