Lincolns New Salem

Abraham Lincoln grew to a man of purpose and destiny during his six years (1831-37) living and working in New Salem Village. Here, he clerked in a store, enlisted in the Blackhawk War, served as postmaster and deputy surveyor, studied law and was elected legislator. Timber houses, shops, and stores now comprise the reconstructed historic village where history comes to life as period re-enactors take on the characters of the people who lived and worked here more than 150 years ago. From June through August (generally Fri-Sun) make plans to come back for an evening of entertainment at New Salem's outdoor theater & Theatre in the Park.

15588 History Lane (Rt 97) Petersburg, IL 62675

(217) 632-4000