Summer Tour Series

Date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 10:00am to Saturday, September 14, 2024 - 11:30am

This summer, we celebrate 20 years of the Summer Tour Series with 20 tours of the Greater Springfield Region. The 2024 series examines the region’s architecture, design, and history on walking tours, bicycle tours, happy hour tours, youth tours, and sites tours of local landmarks. Architects, artists, curators, historians, and other local professionals guide each tour. This year’s series starts in June and runs through the middle of September.

Westchester Park (Walking Tour) – Saturday, June 8 at 10:00am

Springfield Burying Ground (Happy Hour Tour) – Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30pm

Downtown Safari (Youth Tour) – Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 am

Mast Castle (Members Only Tour) – Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30pm

College Hill South (Walking Tour) – Saturday, June 22 at 10:00am

Mosgrove Building (Members Only Tour) – Wednesday, June 26 at 5:30pm

Springfield Beautiful (Bicycle Tour) – Saturday, June 29 at 10:00am

Springfield Public Art (Happy Hour Tour) – Wednesday, July 3 at 5:30pm

Springfield Burying Ground (Happy Hour Tour) – Friday, July 5 at 5:30pm

Ferncliff Cemetery: Sacred and Symbolic (Walking Tour) – Saturday, July 6 at 10:00am

Civic District (Happy Hour Tour) – Wednesday, July 10 at 5:30pm

Victorian SoFo (Walking Tour) – Saturday, July 13 at 10:00am

Lenski Walk (Youth Tour) – Wednesday, July 17 at 5:30pm

The Broadmoors (Walking Tour) – Saturday, July 20 at 10:00am

Springfield Public Art (Happy Hour Tour) – Friday, August 2 at 5:30pm

Perrin Woods North (Walking Tour) – Saturday, August 24 at 10:00am

Gilded East High (Walking Tour) – Saturday, August 31 at 10:00 am

Mast Castle (Members Only Tour) – Wednesday, September 4 at 5:30pm

Downtown Victorian (Happy Hour Tour) – Friday, September 6 at 5:30pm

The Woods (Walking Tour) – Saturday, September 14 at 10:00am

Tour Information & Tickets

Westcott members receive discounts to most tours and free admission to Members-Only tours. To become a member please follow this link. Tickets are available online and at the Westcott House Museum Store, 85 South Greenmount, Springfield, OH. Please be advised that many tours will sell out. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. We do not mail tickets. You will receive an order confirmation by email. You will be automatically added to the attendee list upon the completion of your order.

Accessibility:

Summer Tour Series is developed for a broad audience, including participants with disabilities and decreased mobility. Tours move at a leisurely pace with brief periods of standing at tour stops. If entering a building or house, some stairs or inclines may be possible. All outdoors tours are assigned mobility levels between 1-3. Virtual tours are available with closed captioning.

Mobility Level 1
Up to 6 blocks walking, mostly flat terrain, paved, stairs not likely. Wheelchair accessible.

Mobility Level 2
May be more than 6 blocks walking, some hills, mostly paved, some stairs possible. Please call or email about wheelchair accessibility.

Mobility Level 3
Considerable walking, various terrains, unpaved areas. All bicycle tours. Please call or email about wheelchair accessibility.