Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
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Side Pan of Museum
Wilson Town Square
This archeological collection has a long history. This present museum moved to this new location in 2018 and now has ample room to display all the wonderful artifacts that have been collected over the years. Dr. James K. Hampson became a self-made archeologist during his medical practice and preserved many of the artifacts found on his land near Wilson, Arkansas. The nationally renowned collection is from the Nodena culture that flourished in this area during A.D. 1400-1650. Dr. Hampson's family has helped the state to have access to this collection. Although this state park has no camping on site, Lake Poinsett State Park is not far away and has a lovely camping area. If you are traveling but do not plan to camp, there are a number of motels within a few miles of the town of Wilson. While visiting the area, you must have lunch at the Wilson Café. This restaurant has a well-known chef from the Memphis area and the food is beyond wonderful and the prices are quite reasonable.
New Hampson archeological Museum
The slide show will give you an idea what you will see at the museum. This new building was opened in 2018 with plenty of room to show off the many artifacts that have been collected.
If you click on the pictures, you will be able to manually control the slides and see all of the description.
This is a side entrance to the museum/visitor center.
This is the Entrance to the new visitor center and museum.
Hampson, amateur archeologist, brought much knowledge to this art.
Gift Shop at Visitors' Entrance
Museum has Video or Conference Room
Pictures of the Town of Wilson
The White Mercantile is across from town square and is open to public with some really nice items to purchase.
This has plenty of parking area for the people to visit the store.
Antique truck in front of the White Mercantile.
This is the old jail house across from the town square.
A nice place to walk and enjoy the open park area.
Wilson Café is a must visit restaurant when you go to this town. The food is beyond good and price is reasonable.