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Petersburg, Illinois

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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


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...

Wilhelmina Art Gallery

Nationally winning art, oils by Wilma Woldt Krueger. Rental, limited and open edition prints, landscapes, wildlife, still lif...

Prairie Farm

Traditional farm animals such as sheep, pigs, horses, and goats are featured at Prairie Farms. The farm offers tours and trol...

Allis Chalmers Tractor Musuem

Come visit Allis Chalmers collection of tractor models from 1914-1957. Private collection....

"The Last Stop" - Lincoln Sculpture

The world's only statue of Abe Lincoln and a pig. The sculpture commemorates Lincoln's bemused request for a "writ of quietus...