Step-on Guides

Tour guides that can step on board your coach and lead your group to the historical sites with knowledgeable historical commentary.

            Professional – Knowledgeable – Entertaining – Safe

Most of our guides are retired staff from the historical sites and others have professional tour director training and are graduates of ITMI, International Travel Management Industry.

    We’ve escorted over 65,000 kids on class trips since 2005!

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Springfield Walks & Tours provides tour guides for Springfield

If you need assistance with group travel planning to Springfield or other destinations please visit the Group Travel Planning Page.

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                     Historic Site Reservations for Springfield

  • Groups over 15 people must have required historic site reservations made through the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • Groups of 15 people or less do not need historic site reservations.
  • If we are building your Springfield trip then we can do site reservations for you.
  • We ae not permitted to do site reservations if we are ot building your Springfield trip.

                          Why hire a guide for Springfield?

  • Save time relying on GPS or the coach driver for directions.
  •  Guides are familar with nuances of touring the sites.
  • Our guides have years of experience, site staff are seasonal.
  • Our guides won’t sanitize the history.
  • Our guides will connect your customers to the Lincoln history, so they leave with a deeper appreciation of Lincoln.

Most importantly our guides will enhance your visit to Springfield well beyond expectations evident by positive customer reviews for the memorable Lincoln experience!

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                How to hire a guide!

Email us with the following information:

  • contact information
  • name of group
  • number in group
  • group demogrpahic
  • half or full day tour
  • date of tour
  • sites of interest
  • do you have an itinerary
  • do you have SCVB site reservations

We will respond and work out the details.

Cancel your guide within 7 days of visit at no charge. Cancellations under 7 days will be invoiced for 50% of guide service amount.



          Springfield Tour guide Rates

           4 – hours/half day – $150.00

            8 – hours/full day – $250.00

        Payment due by day of the tour                           Company check or CC


            Prepayment can be mailed to:

                 Springfield Walks/Tours
                         425 S. 7th St. C
                     Springfield, Il. 62701

                  Groups on Limited Time

               $75.00 / 2-hour basic tour includes:

  • Outside visit to the Lincoln home and neighborhood
  • Outside visit to the Lincoln Tomb
  • Historical commentary

Meet the guide at the Lincoln home. Walk right up to the house, learn the home history, the father, a husband, a lawyer, and an aspiring politician. Board your coach and head out to the tomb. Walk right up and learn the tomb history, his funeral and burial, the attempted theft of his body and his final burial in 1901. Here is where you leave a penny and rub Lincoln’s nose for good luck! Inside visit possible if not busy.

This is a popular tour for groups on limited time!

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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.