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Historic Petersburg

Surveyed by Abraham Lincoln in 1836, the Petersburg Historic District, which encompasses well over half of Petersburg, is included in the National Register of Historic Sites

Petersburg, IL Historic Districts

Oakland Cemetary

The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln'

Petersburg, IL Cemeteries

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site

This reconstructed 1830's village is where Lincoln lived for 6 yrs. as a young adult. Here is where he studied law and began politics. All 23 buildings have been reconstructed to give visitors a clearer understanding of Pioneer life.

Petersburg, IL Historic Sites

Things to do near Petersburg, IL

Orpheum Children's Museum

The Orpheum Children's Museum is a hands on science museum that allows children to interact and explore their surroundings. I...

Wards Museum

Visit the beautiful grounds at Wards Museum and see a collection of over 10,000 specimens of sea shells, primitive furniture ...

Monticello Golf Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Cinema Gallery

Cinema Gallery features fine arts and crafts by 36 Central Illinois artists including faculty from the University of Illinois...

Heartland Antique Auto Museum

Walk among early cars from the turn-of-the-century through the early 1950's. This museum is also the site of a restoration sh...