To preserve the Colonel Davenport House and site, and foster knowledge of the history and development of the Quad Cities region through tours of the house, exhibits, and educational programming.
Colonel Davenport's house is a circa 1833 structure and was considered a mansion of its time. The house is located on the north side of Arsenal Island in Rock Island, Illinois. To see a map, click here.
Ghost Tales at the Colonel Davenport House
Kick off the Halloween season as the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation presents "Ghost Tales" with spooky stories told by local storytellers on the grounds of the Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
Admission for this family-friendly event is $6 for adults; $4 seniors; and 12 and younger/active military are free. Enjoy the refreshments for sale. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket. (Rain location: nearby picnic pavilion just east of the house.) Come before the main event to get a complimentary guided tour of the Colonel Davenport House beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Attendees age 16 and older must show U.S. photo I.D. since the Island is a working military facility.
Simply speaking, the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation (CDHF) is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural and historical significance of the Davenport House. We are all volunteers who have an interest in not only preserving history but perpetuating it.
As a non-profit corporation, the foundation relies solely on grants and private donations. The upkeep of the house, and the continuance of the many programs and events scheduled throughout the year, depends heavily upon financial support.
Attractively priced memberships are available for: students, individuals, families, businesses and corporations.
Guided tours of the Davenport House are available May through October, Noon to 4:00 p.m., Thursdays through Sunday.
Volunteer opportunities are numerous. Whatever time a volunteer would like to share with our organization, would be very much appreciated. Being a member of our Board of Directors offers yet another unique opportunity to serve.
The Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation (CDHF) invites you, as a member, as a potential member, as a volunteer, to become part of history by getting involved, and involving others.
- Judy Tumbleson, President
Thursday - Sunday 12-4 pm
Special tour pricing is available. Click here for more information.
A photo I.D. is required of all persons entering Arsenal Island . Guests should enter through the main Moline gate located off River Drive in Moline, Illinois . Once on Arsenal Island, take Rodman Ave, a main East- West street to Hillman Avenue . The house is at the end and to the right of Hillman. To view a map, click here.
After visiting the Colonel Davenport House, please visit these other Arsenal Island and Quad City Area Attractions all located in close proximity on the map .
The Mississippi River Visitor's Center at Lock and Dam #15
The Quad Cities Convention & Visitor's Bureau offers information about other area attractions.