Booking a Hotel in Chatham, IL

Chatham is the perfect place to relax and enjoy this scenic small town and its hometown atmosphere. This charming town offers a fascinating look at local history at the Chatham Railroad Museum where visitors can explore the renovated 1902 train station that preserves Chatham’s railroad history. Chatham offers many recreational opportunities including the Interurban Trail, which covers over 4 miles from Chatham’s city center to Springfield following along an old railroad. Chatham provides access to many attractions in nearby Springfield, only 3 miles away, such as the Henson Robinson Zoo and the Margery Adams Wildlife Sanctuary. Just south of Chatham, visitors will find the Sugar Creek Covered Bridge a restored 1880 covered bridge that visitors can explore on foot. Chatham hosts many local events throughout the year including the annual Chatham American Legion Homecoming Festival in June. In July, visitors will enjoy the Chatham Sweet Corn Festival and Illinois Championship Cow Chip Throw.


Top Things to Do in Chatham, IL

  • Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden
  • Apple Barn
  • Bridgeview Park
  • Chatham Community Park
  • Double J Campground & RV Park
  • Glasser Bridge Park & Fishing Area
  • Henson Robinson Zoo
  • Illinois State Museum
  • Interurban Trail
  • Margery Adams Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Spartan Sports Park
  • Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
  • Wildlife Sanctuary Park

Colleges & Universities Near Chatham, IL

  • Benedictine University at Springfield
  • Lincoln Land Community College

Historical Sites Near Chatham, IL

  • Chatham Railroad Museum
  • Clayville Historical Site
  • Edwards Place
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  • Lincoln Tomb
  • Lincoln's Great Western Depot
  • Old State Capitol State Historic Site
  • Selvaggio Historic Arches

Hospitals Near Chatham, IL

  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Passavant Area Hospital
  • St. John's Hospital
  • Vibra Hospital of Springfield

Airports Near Chatham, IL

  • Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Military Bases Near Chatham, IL

  • Air National Guard 183rd Wing
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