Lincoln's New Salem Village, IL
- Also Known As: New Salem State Park
- Also Known As: Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site
Located about 2 miles South of Petersburg and about 20 miles Northwest of Springfield in central Illinois, Lincoln's New Salem Village is an American state park that reconstructs the village where Abraham Lincoln spent his early adulthood.
Twelve log houses, the Rutledge Tavern, ten workshops, stores, mills and a school where church services were held have been reproduced and furnished as they might have been in the 1830s. The furnishings, including many articles actually used by the New Salem people of Lincoln's time and others dating back to the same time period, were assembled and donated to the state by the Old Salem Lincoln League. The collection includes such early-nineteenth-century articles as wheat cradles, candle molds, cord beds, flax hackles, wood cards, dough and cornmeal chests and early American pewter. - AsNotedIn