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Edgar Lee Masters Memorial Museum

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

Petersburg, IL Museums

Oakland Cemetary

The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln'

Petersburg, IL Cemeteries



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

Civil War Monument at the Veterans' Memorial

This monument honors generations of soliders who sacraficed their lives for their country....

Iroquois County Historical Society Museum

The old oourthouse musuem houses numerous exhibits and collections of natural and cultural objects reflecting the distinctive...

Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum

The Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum is the largest aerospace museum in Illinois, occupying more than 126,000 square feet plus...

Lake Vermillion

Lake Vermilion is a 1000-acre lake located in Danville. It is a water supply lake and is owned by Aqua Illinois Inc. The Verm...