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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

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


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

Earth Borne Farms

Pumpkin patch and straw maze, 18 hole miniature golf fun house. Hayrides, train, crafts and antiques. School tours by appoint...

Historical Landmarks Museum Complex

Visit a complex consisting of the home of Oakland's first physician, Dr. Hiram Rutherford, a completely restored 1850's home ...

Wall Mural

Artistic talent is showcased on a wall mural decorating a building on this quaint small town's square. The first mural at Ill...

Oak Terrace Golf Course

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