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Petersburg, Illinois

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Oakland Cemetary

The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln'

Petersburg, IL Cemeteries

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

Taylorville Chautauqua Auditorium

The Taylorville Chautauqua Auditorium opened August 23, 1914, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Place...

Prairie Farm

Traditional farm animals such as sheep, pigs, horses, and goats are featured at Prairie Farms. The farm offers tours and trol...

Ramsey Lake Golf Course

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

Flood Plain Forge--- Blacksmith

Blacksmithing, artistic and useful iron work, is done in a smithy erected in 1928. There has been a blacksmith shop at this l...

Nelson Park Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...