Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
1601 River Drive, Suite 110
Moline, IL 61265
Must enter the Arsenal through the Moline gate with a valid driver's license. For more details, see below. During the Pioneer Day celebration on June 17, guests will only need a valid driver's license for ID. Simply tell the guard you are going to the Davenport House.
Located on Rock Island Arsenal right along the mighty Mississippi River rests the restored and furnished 1833 home of George Davenport, the first white settler in the area and one of the City of Davenport’s founding fathers. Guided tours of this home will reveal facts about Quad Cities' history and the tragic ending of Colonel Davenport.
SPOTLIGHT ON THE QUAD CITIES
New, interactive hands-on displays in the reconstructed East Wing of the house feature stories and historical highlights about the home and people that lived there. The Colonel Davenport House will be open every day during Museum Week from 12-4 p.m. for guided tours. Admission: Active Military and kids 12 and under free; $6 adults; $4 seniors.
JUNE 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pioneer Day There will be an encampment of fur trader re-enactors, the Buckskinners' Rendezvous, with pioneer portrayers demonstrating hatchet and knife throwing. Craft demonstrators, such as woodworking, basket weaving, quilting and rope making will show off their skills. Both kids and adults are invited to participate in a nature hunt, Turkey in the Straw, face painting and checkers! Admission: Active Military and kids under 12 are free; $10.00 adults and $8 seniors.
How to Visit Rock Island Arsenal
Visitors are welcome at Rock Island Arsenal. A visitor pass is required to enter Rock Island Arsenal.
Visitors must complete a favorable criminal background check before entry.
All first-time visitors must present a valid state identification card, driver’s license or valid U.S. Passport.
Foreign Nationals are not allowed access unless visiting for Official Business.
All first-time visitors must process through the Moline Gate Visitor Center.
Visitors arriving outside of Visitor Center hours will be assisted at the Moline Gate.
Visitors with a pass may use any gate.
Moline Gate Visitor Center Hours
Monday through Friday (6:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
Saturday and Sunday (7:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
Rock Island Arsenal is a Department of Defense and US Army facility. All vehicles and persons are subject to search and privately owned weapons are not allowed.
To contact the Visitor Center, call (309)782-0485, (309)782-0484 or (309)782-1337 or email at email@example.com.