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Center for American Archeology

100 Broadway St., Kampsville, IL 62053


Writing the unwritten story of the Kampsville region through ancient artifacts.

Located in Kampsville, the Center for American Archeology is dedicated to discovering and disseminating the unwritten story of the humans that occupied the region surrounding the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers for more than 10,000 years. The Visitor's Center and Museum, housed in the historic Kamp Store, offers a variety of exhibits focusing on the 10,000 year pre-history of the lower Illinois River Valley, the archeological history of Illinois and the history of the Kamp Store. Guided tours of the Center for American Archeology (or Archaeology) facility and excavation sites are available for groups of ten or more.


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  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
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