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Center for American Archeology

100 Broadway Street
Kampsville, IL 62053
(618) 653-4316 PHONE
(618) 653-4232 FAX
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Center for American Archeology

The Center for American Archeology is an independent non-profit that has been researching past people of the lower Illinois River Valley and teaching thousands the discovery of archeology. Our Museum, housed within the historic Kamp Store and listed on the National Register of Historical Places, features exhibits highlighting our research of prehistoric people who once lived in Calhoun and adjust counties. We also have an exhibit that documents the more recent history of Calhoun County, the Kamp Family, and the historic Kamp Store. Admission to the Museum is free. Come see this beautiful, historical building and the archeological exhibits held within.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.
Open late April - end of October

Archaeology Fridays

June 07, 2019
10:00am to 11:30am

Center for American Archeology: Archeology Day

July 13, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm

Center for American Archeology Open House

September 21, 2019
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Center for American Archeology Museum
Route 100, Kampsville, IL 62053
5.0 of 5 bubbles
4 Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Very Good
Recent Reviews
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Trip type:
Have you ever been to Calhoun County?
Nov 8, 2016
My then 80-year-old mother (she is now 98) tipped my wife and I off to the Center for American Archeology in Kampsville, Illinois, when she went on a dig with... more »
Maureen J
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Amazing venue hidden away in Calhoun County
May 7, 2016
We explored this venue with our Girl Scout troop and were blown away by the experience. Jason, our guide for the day, was PhD candidate on the cusp of graduation... more »
Bowling Green, Missouri
Trip type:
Nice little museum
Jul 9, 2012
It is very clean and has some nice displays. Not a great place for kids but teens and up can really appreciate it all. They also have an active dig... more »
French Lick, Indiana
CAA's Family Dig Day was great - fun and educational - and staff is wonderful!
Jul 8, 2011
My granddaughter, who wants to be a forensic anthropogist, and I attended the June 18 Family Dig Day. We learned a lot - how to correctly excavate, plot artifact finds... more »
1-4 of 4 Reviews

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Center for American Archeology

100 Broadway Street
Kampsville, IL 62053
(618) 653-4316 PHONE