Notice: Our museum will close at 5 pm on May 1 in preparation for significant flooding in Kampsville, and will remain closed until further notice.

Other scheduled CAA activities and programs are unaffected at this time.

Our museum is located in the historic Kamp Store that was built by J.A. Kamp in 1902.

Museum exhibits focus on the fascinating history of the Illinois River Valley, from its earliest settlers to more recent occupations.

Admission is free, though donations are encouraged. The CAA is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions make the museum, our programs, and our mission possible.

The museum’s gift shop features CAA apparel, souvenirs, books, works by local artists, and other gifts. All purchases support the museum.

Hours of Operation

April 23-November 17, 2019

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday–Friday: 10 am–5 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am–4 pm
  • Sunday: 11 am–4 pm