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Travel back in time

Colonel Davenport had a rich and interesting history in the Quad Cities - this is the house that he... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2016
Suzanne C
Moline, United States
Great little piece of history

This site is on a military installation (Rock Island Arsenal) so you must gain access to that... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2015
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4 days ago
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Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We two couples toured Quarters One on Arsenal Island this summer since it’s not open for tours very often and purchased a membership to the Davenport museum. It included a book and tickets to tour the Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island. You need a...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

We stopped and paid 6 each and had a tour. Just us. The house is small and only one piece is original to the house. Not a lot of truely unusual items. There was a corn cob checkers set that was cool and some so...More

1  Thank Jill D
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Advertised as the first regular house with siding, it's actually a log house underneath... check out the internal structure preserved on display in the newly attached bonus room. The tour guide was one of the most interesting guys I met on a two week long...More

2  Thank Anthony R
Reviewed August 12, 2016

My wife and I departed Iowa City for a day of sightseeing in the Quad Cities. After visiting the John Deere Pavilion in Moline and the Rock Island Arsenal Museum on Arsenal Island, we popped in at the Colonel Davenport House, also on Arsenal Island....More

1  Thank Joseph S
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Colonel Davenport had a rich and interesting history in the Quad Cities - this is the house that he owned and was later killed in. Take the tour and learn a little about Colonel Davenport, his home, and the rich history in this area. Small...More

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed December 16, 2015

This site is on a military installation (Rock Island Arsenal) so you must gain access to that first. Keep in mind that there is a public golf course on the installation as well as a museum and a National Cemetery. The house is a bit...More

Thank KuhlHandLook
Reviewed August 11, 2015

We spent the afternoon on Rock Island and stopped to walk around the home of Colonel Davenport. In the gift shop we were asked if we wanted the tour, so we paid, and one of the ladies gave a great history lesson on the house,...More

2  Thank Denise M
Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Visiting the Davenport house on the Rock Island Arsenal Island will not fill a weekend's worth of sight seeing. It will, however, give you some insight to what life was like in the formative days of the Quad Cities. Davenport made himself the most influential...More

2  Thank Mswess
Reviewed November 6, 2014

My husband and I visited the Colonel Davenport house as part of our visit to Rock Island. The tour was wonderful! We learned so much from the tour guide, not only of the house and family that lived there but also of the time period...More

1  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went to the house after a great visit at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum July 24 2014. Walked into the house (little gift shop) and were confronted with an unpleasant smell which we later saw was apparently the result of someone failing to flush the...More

2  Thank JohnCasador
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Response from Suzanne C | Reviewed this property |
Just walk up any day they are opened. There never has been a crowd here.