Welcome to Petersburg, Illinois!

Thank you for visiting our website and we encourage you to check it often for
new information about businesses, special events, local promotions,
business development opportunities and links to the many tourist sites in the area.

Click here to download our Welcome Packet.


Petersburg is a beautiful community in the rolling hills of the Sangamon River and the Illinois prairie.

We are a great destination for a weekend trip with so much to see and do.

The “Events” page gives a list of the many activities and major festivals throughout the year. The “News” page gives you access to the monthly Chamber newsletter, weekly newspaper articles, videos, Featured Business articles, coupons and special offers.

Our website contains information useful to local businesses, tourists, residents and the world! Petersburg/Menard County is rich in history and is home to Lincoln’s New Salem, the Theatre in the Park, Jim Edgar Panther Creek Park for fishing and hunting, the Sangamon River and water sports, a local winery, great lodging and bed & breakfasts, antique stores, local retailers and great restaurants. Our “Members” page provides you with links to our great business members.

We are developing a business start up kit for businesses considering opening a business and for those considering relocating to the Petersburg and Menard County area. This will be a one-stop-shop for information about business formation, demographic information, government forms and contacts, real estate opportunities and much more.


Live Music Sunday

January 25, 2015
Hill Prairie Winery 217-635-9900

Live Music Sunday

February 1, 2015
Hill Prairie Winery 217-635-9900

Winter Nature Series - sponsored by RiverBank Lodge & Athens State Bank

February 5, 2015
RiverBank Lodge

Topic:  The War of 1812 and the strength of the Potawatomi and Kickapoo trives resulted in settlement patterns of early Illinois including New Salem

Speaker:  Dr. Michael Wiant, site manager of Dixon Mounds Museum.

- sponsored by RiverBank Lodge & Athens State Bank

Live Music Sunday

February 8, 2015
Hill Prairie Winery 217-635-9900