Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, Wilson

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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
    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
    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 »
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  • 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.
  • Nice little museum. Had picnic tables outside. Small country side vibes in the area around!!

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