Welcome to Lincoln's New Salem
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'


Hours of Operation
May thru October, open 7 days per week, 9am to 5pm.
November thru April, open Wednesday thru Sunday, 9am to 4pm.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day.

Pioneer Life Summer Day Camp 2018
Information for the 2018 Pioneer Life Summer Day Camps is now available. Learn more about these great summer programs today.

Concession is available April through October serving sandwiches, drinks and ice cream. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

How to Contact Lincoln's New Salem
Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site
15588 History Lane
Petersburg, Illinois 62675
Fax: 217-632-4010
Email: hpa.newsalem@illinois.gov

Orientation Video Online
Visitors to Lincoln's New Salem see an orientation film about New Salem and Abraham Lincoln in our Visitors Center, and now you can watch it right on your computer. The Film, entitled Turning Point, is a great introduction to New Salem and Lincoln's time here. Watch the video now.

Online Virtual Tour Opens
Now you can visit Lincoln's New Salem without even leaving the comfort of your home. Through the magic of the InterNet you can step back in
Take the Online Tourtime 150 years and see Lincoln's New Salem the way it looked when Abraham Lincoln was a young adult. Whether you are coming for the day or to stay an entire week, get to to know Lincoln's New Salem before you actually arrive. See authentic blacksmiths and railsplitter. Stop by our country store and browse the handmade items. If you get a craving for something to eat, visit our full service restaurant. Join us for a walk in the woods or for a performance at the Theatre in the Park. Either way, you're guaranteed a spectacular vista at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, just
20 minutes from Springfield, Illinois. So plan your trip now, see all of the sites ahead of time, get familiar with the landscape and we'll see you when you arrive.

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Lincoln's New Salem
State Historic Site
15588 History Lane
Petersburg, Illinois 62675

Web site development funded with assistance from the IL Department of Natural Resources and the IL State Museum through the IL Public Museum Operating Grant Program.