Visitors Guide to the
Center for American Archeology
Visitors Center & Museum

Highway 100
Kampsville, Illinois
618-653-4316

Street Parking Accessible Interpretive Displays Accessible Illinois Historic Site Accessible Restrooms

Kampsville and the surrounding area is in the heart of one of the world's most archeologically rich regions - the "Nile of North America." Nationally and internationally renowned for its multi-disciplinary approach to archeological research, the Center for American Archeology strives to unfold the unbroken record of nearly 10,000 years of cultural occupation through its professional research, publication series and public outreach initiatives.

The historic Kamp Store, recently restored thanks to grant support, serves as home for the CAA Visitor's Center. Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, the Kamp Store was a center of economic life along the rural river way. The Visitorís Center displays exhibits and artifacts that document the prehistory of the lower Illinois River Valley.

Visiting the CAA Visitors Center
Visiting Hours
Open Seasonally: May 1 - October 24, 2008
     Visitor's Hours
          Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm
          Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
          Sunday, noon - 5 pm

There is no charge to visit the CAA Visitors Center, although donations are encouraged.


Directions: The CAA Visitors Center is located at the corner of N. Broadway (Route 100) and Oak Street across the street from St. Anselm Catholic Church.

Learn more about the Kampsville area.

Center for American Archeology - official site

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