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Petersburg, Illinois

  • 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 and has many outsta...
    Historic Petersburg

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

The Farm

Twenty-three theme gardens, rustic shop in barn featuring herbal gifts and supplies, group tours, picnics and hayrides and gr...

American Farm Heritage Museum

Farm implements, tools, tractors, and other equipment dating back 100 years are featured. Open for special events....

Charleston Historic District

Downtown Charleston includes historic courthouse and many historic homes listed on the Coles County Register for significant ...