MENARD COUNTY ILLINOIS
DISCOVER OUR HISTORY, EXPERIENCE OUR CHARM
Menard County, Illinois is home to Lincoln’s New Salem where he spent his formative years and was first elected to the legislature. It now features living history and festivals throughout the year, including live performances every summer at Theatre in the Park.
Just two miles away is historic Petersburg, the town surveyed by Lincoln with unique lodging, boutique & antique shopping, dining and entertainment, including our brewery & new wine bar, both located on the square! And don’t forget miles of challenging hiking trails, roads for biking, a campground, picnic areas, a boat launch on the river and acres of green space to enjoy the outdoors.