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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

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

Red Bud Lane Iris Garden

Feast your eyes on the gardens of iris, hostas and day lillies. These bulbs and rhizomes are shipped all over the country. Ca...

The Little Theatre On The Square

There is nothing little about the enjoyment you'll experience at The Little Theatre On The Square. It is a big time, live pro...

Humiston Woods Nature Preserve

400 acres, woods, hiking, pond, Vermilion River and 15 acres of restored prairie....

Rosehill Cemetery

Rosehill Cemetery contains the grave of mayor B.F. Stevenson, founder of the G.A.R. Other notable graves are of Peter Lukins ...

Grave Of Sarah Hanks Varnell

Abraham Lincoln's aunt was buried in Ogden County cemetary in 1876 after living a long life in Edgar County....