Center for American Archeology

101 North Broadway (Highway 100)
Kampsville, Illinois

The historic Kamp Store

The historic Kamp Store

Archeology exhibits

Archeology exhibits

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 Visitor’s Center displays exhibits and artifacts that document the prehistory of the lower Illinois River Valley.


Visiting the CAA Visitors Center
Visiting Hours
Open Seasonally: Mid April - Mid November
Visitor's Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5 pm
Closed on Mondays
There is no charge to visit the CAA Visitors Center, although donations are encouraged.


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