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New Salem Lincoln League
The New Salem Lincoln League is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the village by sponsoring special events, craft demonstrations, and raising funds necessary to assure the continual care and preservation of this piece of the Heart of America. With more than a century of service, The New Salem Lincoln League has been, and continues to be, a vital part of maintaining Lincoln's New Salem as one of America's premiere Historic Sites.

By becoming a member of The New Salem Lincoln League you will be helping to continue the tradition of this beautiful part of our nation's past. Learn more about The New Salem Lincoln League.

Contact Information
Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site
15588 History Lane
Petersburg, Illinois 62675
217-632-4000
Fax: fax 217-632-4010
Email: hpa.newsalem@illinois.gov

Hours of Operation - through March 2015
Open 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday through Sunday

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.com and 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.

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. More camping information.

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Lincoln's New Salem
State Historic Site
Petersburg, IL 62675
217.632.4000