April 28 – October 30, 2015

The CAA Museum is open again! Thank you for your patience during our post-flood clean up!

We still need your support! Please consider a one-time donation or sustaining donation. Thank you!

The CAA Museum, housed within the historic Kamp Store building, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While the majority of its award-winning exhibits focus on the fascinating prehistory of the lower Illinois River Valley, the Museum also features exhibits about the historical period in Illinois and the history of the Kamp Store itself.

The Museum Gift Shop features a unique assortment of gifts for people of all ages, including CAA logo apparel and merchandise, postcards, handcrafted Peruvian gourd ornaments, nostalgic toys, Trisha Waldron jewelry, CAA Publications, and much more.

The Museum is located on the east side of Route 100 (the Great River Road), the main road through Kampsville. We’re across the street from St. Anselm Catholic Church. The brightly painted Kamp Store, with its large false front and maroon awning, is uniquely recognizable as you drive through town.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday: 12 – 4pm

Admission is free; donations are encouraged and much appreciated. Your dollars support our efforts to share the world of archeology with students from across the country and around the world.

Group Tours: Guided tours of our exhibits and/or excavation site, conducted by our staff of professionals, are available by appointment only for groups of 10 or more. Guided tours are available seasonally, and should be booked at least one month in advance. Contact our office for details: 618-653-4316 or

Tour buses are welcome!