Lincolns New Salem State Park, Petersburg

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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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  • Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site is a reconstruction of the former village of New Salem in Menard County, Illinois, three miles south of Petersburg, 15 miles northwest of Springfield, where... 
    Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site is a reconstruction of the former village of New Salem in Menard County, Illinois, three miles south of Petersburg, 15 miles northwest of Springfield, where...  more »
  • We still were able to talk around even though the visitor center and gift shop was closed. We just found out about this place. But it was really neat to walk around and see some of the early... 
    We still were able to talk around even though the visitor center and gift shop was closed. We just found out about this place. But it was really neat to walk around and see some of the early...  more »
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  • A place for a good walk and good history. Viewing and experiencing where Abraham Lincoln developed into the man he became is awe inspiring. One can clearly see why we Americans have can-do attitudes and why we push ourselves forward regardless of the adversity. Great place to visit.
  • Loved seeing the old log cabins, beautiful grounds to explore

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