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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




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

Moss Clydesdale Farm

This family raises and shows some of the largest horses in the world. Clydesdales once did the work of the farm, but now do m...

Amish Country Tours

A step-on guide will accompany your tour of Amish homes and farms. Also meals in Amish homes, afternoon frolic, Amish museum ...

Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site

Vandalia was the seat of state government from 1820-1839. The Statehouse, the oldest remaining capitol building in Illinois (...

Historic Courthouse Square

See one of the sites that makes Charleston a remarkable place to visit, Coles County majestic courthouse and discover our his...

William M. Staerkel Planetarium

The William M. Staerkel Planetarium is the second largest planetarium in Illinois. It uses a Zeiss Star Projector to project ...