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Lincoln's New Salem



15588 History Ln. (Rt 97) Petersburg, Illinois 62675
217-632-4000


Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm

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Go back nearly two centuries in time as you walk the streets of reconstructed New Salem, the village where Abraham Lincoln lived as a young man. See where he split rails, clerked in a store and served as postmaster, among other positions that influenced him to eventually become the Great Emancipator. Watch and interact as history comes to life through the costumed characters of the people who lived here more than 150 years ago.

Engaging special events, including music festivals and candlelight tours, take place throughout the year at Lincoln's New Salem.

Upcoming Events at  Lincoln's New Salem