Lincolns New Salem State Park, Petersburg

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, about 2 miles South of Petersburg and about 20 miles Northwest of Springfield, is a reconstruction of the village where Abraham Lincoln spent his early adulthood. GPS Coordinates - N39.58.550' W89.50.511'
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  • We live nearby & always enjoy walking the trails through the village. Music festivals are our favorite time to visit and meet people!  more »
  • Our granddaughter really enjoyed our recent visit to New Salem Village. There is much more here than I recall from earlier visits. It was so peaceful, and really gives you a good idea of what life was...  more »
  • I really love places like this and how they make you feel like you're back in time. This place is about 20 mins or so from Springfield so if you are there I would recommend stopping by this place too. All the people who work there are friendly and the volunteers who dress up for the parts are awesome too. This place is truly amazing and one of a kind and if I lived closer I for sure would volunteer here and that would be a blast. This is on my list of places and things to do in(or near) Springfield. So I would say check it out, but look up directions for the way back and take screen shots of them before you go because you'll loose cell reception. Enjoy your visit here. I know I did. Any questions just ask!
  • This is a late review of our visit but it was awesome. The interpreters were fantastic. it was a great day. The shop also has a lot of good items in it. You really get a feel for what it was like living in Lincoln's time.

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