Colonel Davenport House


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Colonel 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.

Admissions | Directions | President's Message | Additional Attractions

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
September 26

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.

Eventbrite - Colonel's Croquet Party on Arsenal Island 2015

President's Message

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

House is open by appointment only. E-mail or call Ginny Bauersfeld, (309) 236-0741 .

Adults: $6
Seniors 65 and older: $4
12 yrs. and under and active military: Free

Special tour pricing is available. Click here for more information.


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, click here.


Additional Arsenal Island Attractions

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

The Mississippi River Visitor's Center at Lock and Dam #15

The Quad Cities Convention & Visitor's Bureau offers information about other area attractions.



Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation
P. O. Box 4603
Rock Island, IL 61204-4603
Tel. (309) 786-7336