The Camp Kane Campus plan was created as guide for the future development of Camp Kane. This will help insure visitors will learn the amazing history of the Camp, 8th and 17th Illinois Cavalries, St. Charles and Kane County, especially  their involvement in the Underground Railroad and the Civil War. 

These projects will be developed in 8 stages. The First Phase is relocation of the Jones Law Office to the site. This was completed in September of 2014.

The Second Phase was the construction of the redesigned Camp Kane Memorial. This was completed in 2017 and officially opened to the public November 11, 2017.  Further improvements will continue to be done as funding allows.

The Third Phase will be the construction of an outdoor education. The plan for the Education Center is shown below and funds are currently being raised for its construction. 

Other phases, an Underground Railroad Memorial, various statues and eventually the construction of the Farnsworth Underground Railroad and Civil War Discovery Center. Donations are always needed to help make these projects become reality.

We would like to thank B& L Landscape Contractors for their generous donation of services in developing this plan. 


We would like to thank Trotter and Associates for their generous donation of services in developing these plans. 

Proposed Outdoor Education Center




Quick facts about the

Camp Kane Campus Plan

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For

The New Camp Kane Memorial

  • 8 phases proposed for Campus
  • Phase 1 - Jones Law Office - Completed
  • Phase 2- Camp Kane Memorial -Completed
  • Phase 3 - Education Center - Plans finalized, raising funds  
  • Development of Farnsworth Underground Railroad & Civil War Discovery Center - Ongoing