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Petersburg, Illinois

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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

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



Things to do near Petersburg, IL

Moore Home

This is the preserved home of Reuben Moore and his wife, Matilda, who was a daughter of Sarah Bush Lincoln and stepsister of ...

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...

Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Danville

The VA Medical Center was established by an Act of Congress in 1896 by Danville native, Joseph G. Cannon, a member of the Hou...

Tribute to Farmers Monument

This impressive, black granite piece located on the grounds of Vandalia's Tourist Information Center is a tribute to prairie ...

Historic Montgomery County Courthouse

Circa. 1858, the Montgomery County Courthouse was the site of "The World Needs God" sign....