Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site is a reconstruction of the village where Abraham Lincoln spent his early adulthood. The six years Lincoln spent in New Salem formed a turning point in his career.
Although he never owned a home here, Lincoln was engaged in a variety of activities while he was at New Salem. He clerked in a store, split rails, enlisted in the Black Hawk War, served as postmaster and deputy surveyor, failed in business, and was elected to the Illinois General Assembly in 1834 and 1836 after an unsuccessful try in 1832.
They have a really nice campground here at the site. It was $20 a night for 30 amp electric only. Once again I forgot to get a picture. We would definitely stay here again. It’s very convenient to Springfield yet really quiet and peaceful. This is the entrance into the site.