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Fall Festival – October 26. 2019

October 26 @ 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The annual Fall Festival will be Oct. 26 & 27, 2019: 10:00am to 4:00pm and fall is a great time to visit Lincoln’s New Salem. 

Come join us as historic interpreters in period clothing demonstrate daily tasks necessary to survive an Illinois winter. 

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You’ll enjoy our Fall Festival!  Throughout the historic village you’ll see how New Salem villagers prepared for the cold days ahead as the interpreters show you jobs such as candle dipping, soap making, basket making, spinning wool, knitting, gardening, natural dyeing, and broom making. Visitors can step down into the cellar at the tavern to see how fruits and vegetables were preserved during the winter.  It’s also a great time to get a head-start on your holiday shopping at our unique gift shops!

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October 26
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site
History Lane
Petersburg, IL 62675 United States
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Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site is a reconstruction of the village that was Lincoln's home as young man and a place to explore life in early 19th Century America.

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