April 23 – November 17, 2019

The museum is closed for the winter.
Please visit us next year when we reopen on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10 am.

The CAA Museum is open seasonally, from the last Tuesday of April to the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Unexpected, short-term museum closures during our open season will be announced via Facebook and at the top of this page.

Hours of Operation

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

Admission is free; donations are encouraged and appreciated. The CAA is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your contribution supports our mission of archaeological research, education, stewardship, and awareness.

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, art by local artists, postcards, 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), which is 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.

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!