Davenport Historical Foundation
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
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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
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
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
House is open by appointment only. E-mail
or call Ginny Bauersfeld, (309) 236-0741 .
Seniors 65 and older: $4
12 yrs. and under and active military: Free
Special tour pricing is available.
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Directions to the House
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,
Additional Arsenal Island
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 .
Rock Island Arsenal Museum
The National Cemetery
The Confederate Cemetery
River Visitor's Center at Lock and Dam #15
The Quad Cities Convention & Visitor's
Bureau offers information about other area attractions.