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The Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, IL, preserves the home of Abraham Lincoln and his wife; the property was built in 1839. It followed the Greek Revival form of architecture and was opened to the public for viewing in 1887. The Lincolns lived here for 17 years before finally moving out in 1861.

Book an RV rental in Springfield, and you can tour this historically significant site; the tour groups are led by rangers who offer insight into Lincoln's personal life, his public life as a renowned lawyer and politician, and specifically about his 1860 presidential campaign. The tours explore both the interior and exterior of the house, including the kitchen, backyard, and outbuildings. RV camping near Lincoln Home National Historic Site gives you access to all of this and much more.

Getting Outdoors

Book a camper rental near Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and you will be front and center for a chance to learn about one of the most important events and public figures in American history. Once you have finished the ranger-led tour, there will still be more to see. There are several documentary films about Abraham Lincoln that are screened inside the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, one lasting less than 30 minutes, and the others lasting approximately ten minutes each. These films are played repeatedly during the day and are a good prequel to the actual house tour.

During the summer, volunteers wearing authentic period costumes demonstrate aspects of daily life from Lincoln's time, including but not limited to the toys that children played with, household chores such as doing the laundry, and even reenactments of some of the speeches that Lincoln gave. You can take a self-guided tour of the area which has more than a dozen homes that belonged to people who were part of Lincoln's personal life, either as neighbors or having closer relationships with the president. Some of the homes are open to the public, and you can walk through and browse at your leisure.

The Sprigg House was owned by a friend of Mary Lincoln, Julia Sprigg; Ms. Sprigg's daughter is known to have looked after Lincoln's two sons. Another of the houses, the DuBois House, was owned by one of the president's close friends, a state auditor named Mr. Jesse DuBois. The Arnold House was owned by one of Lincoln's political allies, a Mr. Charles Arnold, while yet another house, the Shutt House, was rented to one of Lincoln's political adversaries, George Shutt. Shutt was a supporter of Stephen A. Douglas, who ran against Lincoln in his presidential campaign.

Camping near Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Book an RV in Sangamon County, and you can park it at one of the numerous campgrounds nearby. Some of the facilities may be only mobile home parks or long-term RV parks.

The Illinois State Fair Campground has year-round camping facilities with electric and water hookups, although the water is turned off during the off-season (roughly November to March). Campsites may have sewer hookups, and there are restrooms and shower facilities that also remain open all year. There are on-site staff who can answer questions and assist you with setting up your Springfield motorhome rental once you've arrived, and tent camping is allowed. As this is a fairground, you should check ahead to see if any events will be happening on the fairgrounds.

The Riverside Park Campground is also an option, with a dump station and restrooms and shower facilities that are ADA accessible. The individual campsites have either full or partial hookups (water and electric only), and there are some primitive campsites with no hookups. Sites can be rented by the day, week, or month from early May to late October (depending on the weather). A rental motorhome near Lincoln Home National Historic Site is all you need to complete your accommodation requirements.

Exploring the Area

While you're camping with an RV near Lincoln Home National Historic Site, you should check out some of the other local areas such as Buffalo. This small friendly village has several churches and is an ideal place to take a relaxing stroll while enjoying the architecture and natural scenery on hand.

Chatham is a medium-sized city with a bakery where you can purchase fresh fruit in addition to their baked goods. The town has several pubs where you can kick back and reward yourself for your adventures, plus an extensive list of restaurants where you can refuel or make your meal into an evening affair.

RV Rentals in Lincoln Home National Historic Site, IL

Lincoln Home National Historic Site, IL is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Outdoorsy's Lincoln Home National Historic Site RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Lincoln Home National Historic Site, IL


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Hiking Trail Location
Carpenter Park Trail Springfield, IL
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Red Oak Ramble Trail Mount Zion, IL
Sand Ridge Orange Trail Sand Ridge State Forest, IL
Owl and Rabbit Trail Mount Zion, IL
Wagon Trail Mount Zion, IL
Beaver Dam Loop Beaver Dam State Park, IL

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Illinois State Fairgrounds Campground Sangamon County, IL
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Sangchris Lake Campground Sangamon County, IL
Lincoln Trail Campground Clark County, IL
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Lake Taylorville Campground Christian County, IL
Weldon Springs Campground De Witt County, IL
Echo Valley Campground Schuylkill County, PA
Eagle Creek Campground Shelby County, IL
Wolf Creek Campground Shelby County, IL

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