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Shedd Aquarium

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site

15588 History Lane, Petersburg, IL 62675

Historic Sites

Step back in time nearly 200 years as you walk the streets of this reconstructed pioneer village where Abraham Lincoln lived and worked as a young man.

See where he split rails, clerked in a store and served as postmaster, among other positions that influenced him to eventually become the Great Emancipator. Watch and interact as history comes to life through the costumed characters of the people who lived here more than 150 years ago. Engaging special events, including music festivals and candlelight tours, take place throughout the year at New Salem

Currently Open: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm, Saturday + Sunday - 9:00am - 3:00pm


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  • Mon: 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue: 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed: 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu: 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri: 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sun: 9:00am – 3:00pm

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