Travel Back To The 1830s At Lincoln’s New Salem Historic Site In Illinois

When Abraham Lincoln was a young adult, he moved to the village of New Salem, a relatively new community established in 1829. He lived there from 1831-1837 and these formative years served as a turning point in his career. Today, visitors can take a self-guided historical tour through the reconstructed village that was built to look the way it did when the future 16th president lived there.

Let’s step back in time to the 1830s when Abraham Lincoln lived in New Salem.

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Have you visited this historic site? To take a virtual tour or plan a visit, head to the Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site website and Facebook page.

Address: 15588 W Petersburg Rd, Petersburg, IL 62675, USA