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Over the years, the New Salem Village has expanded and added more Facilities.
The Visitor Center is rather new; it houses an auditorium, museu, exhibits, restrooms, and administrative offices. Here, we saw an 18-minutes orientation film in the beautiful auditorium. The exhibits that we saw here focused on New Salem and Abraham Lincoln. There's a staue of Lincoln, murals, and original Lincoln items. Photos # 1 and #3.
Lincoln League Museum Store is a beautiful stone structure that was NOT part of the original village. It features a variety of nineteenth-century craft reproductions by Illinois artisans. I purchased a necklace for my daughter here. See Photos #2 and #4
There is a RESTAURANT for family and large group dining located across from the park entrance that is called New Salem Restaurant. Phone: 217.632.4400
New Salem Deli & Pizzeria and Lincoln League Souvenir Shop is where Mickey and I purchased a small lunch. Mickey had a sandwich, and I had one piece of pizza and an ice cream cone. It's located near the Visitor Center. As well as food, you are able to purchase books, gifts, and souvenirs. The day we were there, the place was swarming with children on field trips from schools.
Kelso Hollow Theater [Theatre in the Park] is operated end of May through August, and several live productions are featured. This year, they are presenting "Little Women", "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", "They Knew Lincoln", "Forever This Land", "Heritage", "Mother Hicks", "Camp Sunshine", "Abe", and "Shakespeare Shorts". It is a stadium-style 500-seat theatre with unobstructed view of the multi-level stage.
Camping areas for both tents and trailers are available with showers, electrical hookups, and a sanitary station. Permits are required. Restroom and shower facilities are closed from December 1 through April 1 each year.
There are several designated PICNIC AREAS with water, tables and fire gates.
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