Lincoln’s New Salem Historic Site

Take a walk through a reconstruction of the village where Abraham Lincoln lived for seven years. Discover 19th century life as you stop to take a look inside the many establishments in the village, such as a blacksmith's shop, the schoolhouse, and an archaeology walk. An orientation video in the Visitors Center will introduce visitors to New Salem and Lincoln's life in the village. All of the establishments in the village are furnished as they would have been in the 1830s, and many of them contain artifacts such as candles, American Pewter, and wool cards.

contact info

Hrs: www.lincolnsnewsalem.com

School

What was it like to be a kid in the 1800s? Visit the site for a day and find out. From the one-room school house to the games they played, you'll be able to be a 19th century kid at Lincoln's New Salem. Materials are available on the website to enhance a self-guided visits, and there are options for guided activities as well.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
19th Century, Economics, Family life, Agriculture, Heritage.

contact info
Phone: 1-800-545-7300

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

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Lincoln’s New Salem Historic Site

Take a walk through a reconstruction of the village where Abraham Lincoln lived for seven years. Discover 19th century life as you stop to take a look inside the many establishments in the village, such as a blacksmith's shop, the schoolhouse, and an archaeology walk. An orientation video in the Visitors Center will introduce visitors to New Salem and Lincoln's life in the village. All of the establishments in the village are furnished as they would have been in the 1830s, and many of them contain artifacts such as candles, American Pewter, and wool cards.

contact info

Hrs: Varies seasonally.

Camp

What was it like to be a kid in the 1800s? Visit the site for a day and find out. From the one-room school house to the games they played, you'll be able to be a 19th century kid at Lincoln's New Salem. Materials are available on the website to enhance a self-guided visits, and there are options for guided activities as well.

topics covered:
19th Century, Economics, Family life, Agriculture, Heritage.

contact info
Phone: 1-800-545-7300

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

Lincoln’s New Salem Historic Site

Take a walk through a reconstruction of the village where Abraham Lincoln lived for seven years. Discover 19th century life as you stop to take a look inside the many establishments in the village, such as a blacksmith's shop, the schoolhouse, and an archaeology walk. An orientation video in the Visitors Center will introduce visitors to New Salem and Lincoln's life in the village. All of the establishments in the village are furnished as they would have been in the 1830s, and many of them contain artifacts such as candles, American Pewter, and wool cards.

contact info

Hrs: Varies seasonally.

Home School

What was it like to be a kid in the 1800s? Visit the site for a day and find out. From the one-room school house to the games they played, you'll be able to be a 19th century kid at Lincoln's New Salem. Materials are available on the website to enhance a self-guided visits, and there are options for guided activities as well.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
19th Century, Economics, Family life, Agriculture, Heritage.

contact info
Phone: 1-800-545-7300

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

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