Hampson Archeological Museum State Park

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Hampson Archeological Museum State Park

Arkansas

(870) 655-8622

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Overview

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in northeast Arkansas exhibits a nationally renowned collection from the Nodena site, a 15-acre palisaded village that once thrived on a meander bend of the Mississippi River in what is today Mississippi County. Hampson Archeological Museum interprets the lifestyles of this farming-based civilization that lived there from 1400 to 1650 A.D. Artifacts and exhibits share the story of this early aboriginal population of farmers who cultivated crops and supplemented their food resources with hunting native game while developing its art, religion and political structure along with a thriving trading network.

Guided tours are available. Museum staff welcomes the opportunity to lead you on a guided tour any day the museum is open and staff are available. Scheduled times are 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; however, staff can also accommodate drop-ins for tours most of the time. You'll see the collection on display and hear stories highlighting the life of the Late Mississippian Period Native Americans who inhabited what is now Mississippi County, Arkansas from 1400-1650 A.D. Tours are included with museum admission fees. Be sure to also check the online calendar of events for special scheduled programs.

This remarkable collection owes its preservation to the late Dr. James K. Hampson and his family.

Map of Hampson Archeological Museum (AR)

Latitude, Longitude: 35.569639, -90.040255

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    Tour the museum yourself or take a guided tour. Scheduled times are 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; however, staff can also accommodate drop-ins for tours most of the time. You'll see the collection on display and hear stories highlighting the life of the Late Mississippian Period Native Americans who inhabited what is now Mississippi County, Arkansas from 1400-1650 A.D.

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Driving

Located at the junction of U.S. 61 and Lake Drive in Wilson.

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(870) 655-8622

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