29862 N 900 Ave, Kewanee, IL 61443
3 miles east of Kewanee, the unique home of Frederick Francis was built in 1890 out of brick, stone and native wood. The house features disappearing doors and windows, an air cooling system, radiant heat deflectors in the fireplace chimney, and running water, all without the benefit of electricity. Tours of the Woodland Palace are given Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Reservations are not required, but recommended.
The park also sports camping sites, a shelter house, picnic facilities, playgrounds, and a baseball diamond. Admission for the Woodland Palace is $5 for adults, $1 for children 5 -12, children under 5 are free.
Shelter house prices are half a day for $30.00 (1st half is 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. OR 2nd half is 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.). Full day prices are $50.00 for 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Camping with electrical hookup is available for $13 per night or $78 for 7 nights, and tent camping is $10 per night or $60 for 7 nights.
Camping and park reservations are not taken electronically at this time. If you have questions please contact Kevin Newton at 309-852-2611 ext 228 or email FrancisPark@cityofkewanee.net.
The 2023 Francis Park season is open Friday 4/28/23 to Sunday 10/1/23.
NOTE: SHELTER RESERVATIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED AND SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH CITY HALL. ALL CAMPING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
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