Archeology Day 2015
July 18, 2015, 10am – 4pm
Rain or Shine, Flooded or Dry!

Archeology Day 2015 is still happening despite flood! Unfortunately, it may not be possible to get to Kampsville via IL 100 on Saturday. Your best bet is to take the free Kampsville Ferry into town. Use the map below to plan your route. The route on the map begins at Alton and is routed through Carrollton so that you arrive at the ferry. Click the map and enter your own starting point to get the best directions for you.

A fun and free event for all ages!


Come explore Illinois archeology! You’re invited to spend a day exploring the fascinating 12,000-year history of west central Illinois through fun, hands-on activities, informational exhibits, and presentations about the current research being done by CAA archeologists.

Activities include: tours of our 2000 year old excavation site, artifact washing, spear (atlatl) throwing, pottery making, weaving, flintknapping demonstration, water-sorting of special soil samples, special exhibits at the CAA Museum, artifact identification, and much more. We have activities for both children and adults – we’re a great family event

Admission Admission is free; donations are welcome.



Audience: All ages are welcome! Archeology Day is a family-friendly event. Check in at the CAA Museum, located at Route 100 & Oak Street, for a schedule of activities and event map. Activities will be located around town.

Directions: Kampsville is located on Highway 100 in Calhoun County, Illinois; it takes approximately 90 minutes to reach us from either St. Louis, MO or Springfield, IL. We are a rain or shine event!

Additional information: Email or call 618-653-4316