Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, Wilson

#69 of 102 in Museums in Arkansas
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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.

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 Dr. James K. Hampson, a local landowner and archaeologist.
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  • 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 »
  • If you have friends or family members who seem uninterested in Native Amerian history in the Mid-South, they need to visit this outstanding new Arkansas state park museum. The state park system has.....  more »
  • This is a very nice place to take your children to see and learn about the heratage of this part of mississippi county ar. I really enjoyed the visiting
  • Small, well presented museum of locally discovered pottery of Indians from the 1400's. Free admission.

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