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Petersburg, Illinois

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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


Edgar Lee Masters Memorial Museum

In memory of American poet, Edgar Lee Masters, author of, "The Spoon River Anthology"

Petersburg, IL Museums

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

Edgar County Historical Society

Compare pioneer and Victorian lifestyle when you visit the log cabin and brick Italianate home. An exhibition gallery and pro...

Springfield Farm Tours

Tours of hog farms, dairy farms, and farms specializing in corn and soybean production can be arranged....

Onarga Township Cemetery

Eternal home of Timothy Webster, Civil War Spy...

Lincoln Ledger

Abraham Lincoln's original account ledger with the Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company is on display during banking...

My Garage R&D Center / Corvette Museum

My Garage R&D Center showcases classic and one-of-a-kind corvettes, including Indy pace cars, racing machines, the last C-4 a...