Museum
April 29 – October 31, 2014

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 caa@caa-archeology.org.

Tour buses are welcome!

Summer Excavation Field Season & Site Visits: Visitors are welcome to stop by our excavation site from mid-June through mid-August. Typically, we excavate Tuesday-Friday from 9am – 12pm and 1 – 4pm. Extreme weather conditions will shorten or cancel the work day, so please check in with our Museum Staff, who are kept informed of our work schedule.