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Hampson Archeological Museum State Park is a 5-acre (2.0 ha) Arkansas state park in Mississippi County, Arkansas in the United States. The museum contains a collection of archeological artifacts from the Nodena site, which is a former Native American village on the Mississippi River between 1400 and 1650. James K. Hampson began excavating the site in the 1920s, a museum was built in 1946 and the Arkansas General Assembly officially accepted the collection of artifacts from the Hampson family on March 30, 1957. The park first opened in 1961 as Hampson Museum State Park and has since been renamed.Add Hampson Archeological Museum State Park to your Wilson travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Wilson driving holiday site.
Around 1400-1650 CE an aboriginal palisaded village existed in the Nodena area on a meander bend of the Mississippi River. Artifacts from this site are on display in the Hampson Museum State Park.
The museum is named after James K. Hampson, a local landowner and archaeologist.
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Excellent small archeology museum based on Dr James K Hampson a pioneering amateur archeologist from 1877 - 1956. Well organized with knowledgeable staff
Excellent small archeology museum based on Dr James K Hampson a pioneering amateur archeologist from 1877 - 1956. Well organized with knowledgeable staff more »
This is a pretty small museum, but they have a good collection of arrowheads and pottery, very well presented. The pottery is an unusual style, and they have some very nice pieces. I did think they.... more
This is a pretty small museum, but they have a good collection of arrowheads and pottery, very well presented. The pottery is an unusual style, and they have some very nice pieces. I did think they.... more »
What a wonderful surprise! Driving back to MO, we saw the sign on the highway and decided to stop in. Great display of artifacts and also has hands-on, interactive exhibits. Entry is donation-based. We only visited the museum, but it's located in an adorable town square with a grocery store & cafe, among other businesses.
A small educational museum.I learn quite a bit. I liked the pottery. It was particularly pretty. I was impressed with the braille and their accompanying exhibit had a brass example. Also the town of Wison is pretty.
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