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Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site 

. Description:  Reconstruction of village where Lincoln spent young adulthood.  Log houses, tavern, stores, mills, school as of 1830's.
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How to find: 
15888 History Lane
Petersburg, IL 62675

Parent Organization:
Illinois Historic Preservation
Phone 217 632-4000
 New Salem Lincoln League
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
MAR 1-APR 15,day after Labor Day-Oct 31 9-5     9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5
Apr 16 - Labor Day 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5
NOV-FEB 8-4     8-4 8-4 8-4 8-4
Season Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, NY Day, ML King Day, Washington's Birthday, Veterans Day
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As of JUL 2007 Free   Free    
Special Fees: suggested donation $2 adult, $1 child
Additional Group Info: School groups, other groups of 15 or more should call for reservations
Special Tours & Pricing:
Reservation Contact:
School groups: Springfield CVB 1-800-545-7300
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  All tours self-guided, reconstructed village spread through forested site, mostly along one main road.  Visitor Center and amphitheater.  Many of the tools and furnishings date back to the period.  
Big Events:   Suggested Stay:
Period 1830s Type of Site Village
Buildings:  12 log cabins, 10 stores and shops, saw and grist mill
Interpreters: Craftspeople:
Special Programs:
Kid Friendly:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Picnic  Yes, tables & 3 shelters ($20/day)
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours
Name Lincoln League Gift Shop    
Sleeping Description

Capacity/ Availability

Reservations/ Contact

Camping/RV   200 sites, 100 with electricity  


Availability Contact
Trails/Hiking 2 trails: Mentor Graham 3/4 mi; Volksmarch, 10K  
Athletic Facilities      
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Outdoor Recreation  
Starhill Forest Arboretum

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Springfield IL  62703

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Petersburg IL 62675
217 632-3771
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Havana IL 62644
309 543-6767

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