Contact LINCOLN’S NEW SALEM

Lincoln’s New Salem Historic Site is located:

Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site
15588 History Lane
Petersburg, Illinois 62675
217-632-4000
Fax: 217-632-4010

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Hours of Operation

Open 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location

2 miles south of Petersburg, IL, on Rt. 97 or 20 miles northwest of Springfield, IL, on Rt. 97.

Size

Approximately 700 acres.

Admission

No admission fee, just a suggested donation of $2.00 for children, $4.00 for adults, or $10.00 for a family.

School Tours

Groups of 15 or more should arrange for a reservation with the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-545-7300 or by accessing the SCVB website at www.visit-springfieldillinois.com  and going to “Group Tours” and choosing the “School/Youth tour” option for a Reservation Form or to make Reservations online.

Adult Groups

Groups of 15 or more should arrange for a reservation with the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-545-7300 or by accessing the SCVB website at www.visit-springfieldillinois.comand going to “Group Tours” and choosing the “Adult tour” option for a Reservation Form or to make Reservations online.

Picnicking

One shelterhouse in picnic area; shelter and tables on first-come basis.
Three shelterhouses down by Sangamon River; $25 fee per shelterhouse per day. Reservations can be made in person or by mail.PAVILLION PLAYGROUND PROXIMITY small format

Trails

Several hiking trails totaling 10 kilometers are available at the historic site.

Annual Attendance

450,000

School Tours

Groups should arrange for a reservation with the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-545-7300 or by writing them at 109 S. 7th, Springfield, IL 62701.

Tours of Historic Village

All tours are self-guided.

Camping

200 sites, of which 100 have electricity. Maximum stay is 14 nights. NO reservations accepted.

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