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Petersburg, Illinois

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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

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


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

Things to do near Petersburg, IL

Forest Glen County Preserve

At Forest Glen Preserve visitors can stroll through the #3 ranked arboretum in the state, a 40-acre restored tall-grass prair...

Dominy Memorial Library

A turn-of-the-century domed building has had interior restoration to preserve features of the building. It is now an up to da...

My Garage R&D Center / Corvette Museum

My Garage R&D Center showcases classic and one-of-a-kind corvettes, including Indy pace cars, racing machines, the last C-4 a...

Moultrie County Courthouse

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995, many murals depicting industry and many documents are on d...