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local_offerCelebrate Pioneer Days June 8-9 and Tour the historic house during the week


Guide House Tours June 12 -15 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. $1 OFF Adult Admission & Kids 12 and under are free.


Admission: Includes a guided tour of the home - The house is also open on Veterans Day on November 11 from 2-4 p.m. for a $1 admission.  Regular admission is Adults $6; Seniors 65 and older $4; 12 yrs. and under free; Active Military free.

Hours: The Colonel Davenport House is open from May to October from Wednesday to Saturday at 12 to 4 p.m.

At the Colonel Davenport House, your admission includes a guided tour of the historically-furnished house and grounds. You'll see how the family lived in the 1800s and learn how the area developed. The Rock Island Arsenal is an active military installation.  All visitors must enter through the downtown Moline (Illinois) gate.  Visitors who do not have an approved Department of Defense identification card and are 18 years old or older must obtain a visitor pass at the Visitor Control Center. It only takes a few minutes to get this pass. You must bring a U.S. picture ID.

Wednesday12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday12:00 pm - 4:00 am
location_onDavenport Drive, Rock Island
descriptionAbout Colonel Davenport House
Colonel Davenport, the first postmaster and namesake of Davenport, IA, designed this beautiful historic home on the banks of the Mississippi River. The Colonel Davenport House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a circa 1833 structure and was considered a mansion of its time.  On your guided tour, see artifacts representative of the early to mid-1800s which reflect the lifestyle of the Davenport family such as furniture, draperies, dishes, floor coverings, decorations and ornamentations.  

Learn about the lives of these early settlers and their prosperous life on the river.  The house is open for tours from May to October, Wednesday to Saturday from 12-4 p.m. Admission: $6 adults; $4 seniors; Children 12 and under and active military are free.  The house and grounds are staffed and maintained by the all-volunteer, non-profit Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation.

Directions: Use Davenport Drive from Rodman Ave. to get to the house, located on the North side of the Island. All visitors must use the Moline, Illinois gate to access Arsenal Island. A U.S. photo ID is needed for persons 16 years and older. See map at www.davenporthouse.org