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In conjunction with Pioneer Days, being held at the Colonel Davenport House on June 9 & 10, on Rock Island Arsenal Island, the museum will be open on Sunday, June10.  The museum is normally closed on Sundays. 

Please enter through the Moline gate to access the Island for both of these events.  Tell the guard at the gate you are there for the museum and Pioneer Days.




Address: 1 Rock Island Arsenal, Building 60, Rock Island, IL.

Phone: 309-782-5021

Website: http://www.arsenalhistoricalsociety.org/museum/

Admisson: Free

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday noon to 4 pm

The Rock Island Arsenal Museum is the Army’s second oldest museum.  It first opened to the public on July 4, 1905.  The primary mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Rock Island Arsenal and Arsenal Island.  By focusing on “People, Processes, and Products,” the exhibits tell the story of the people involved in Arsenal Island’s history, the manufacturing processes used at Rock Island Arsenal, and the military equipment that was produced at Rock Island Arsenal.

Tuesday12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
location_on3500 North Avenue, Building 60, Rock Island
descriptionAbout Rock Island Arsenal Museum
Arsenal history - firearms collection - children's discovery room - gift shop.
Free admission, donations accepted.

The Rock Island Arsenal Museum is open to the public, Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. The museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays, Federal Holidays, the Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve.

Security Requirements
Rock Island Arsenal is an active military installation. All visitors must enter through the 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 Moline Gate Visitor Center.

Effective December 10, 2017, the Moline Gate Visitor Center hours are Monday – Sunday (7 days a week), 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. If the Moline Gate Visitor Center is closed, visitor passes are issued at the Moline gate.

To obtain a visitor pass, visitors will need a driver's license, state-issued identification card, or passport. Residents of Minnesota, Missouri, and Washington states will need one form of additional documentation to use with their driver's license or state-issued identification card. Additional acceptable documentation includes social security card or vehicle registration with name and address.

Foreign Nationals are not allowed access unless visiting Rock Island Arsenal for Official Business.

For a complete list of alternate acceptable forms of identification, visit the Rock Island Arsenal Garrison website. http://www.usagria.army.mil/

All visitors must complete a criminal records background check processed through the National Crime Information Center - Interstate Identification Index (NCIC-III).