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Colonel Davenport House
Ranked #9 of 21 things to do in Rock Island
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

What a great way to learn about the local history and what Col Davenport did, a must see ! Just so much to see

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great tour; knowledgeable staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

Located on the Rock Island Arsenal... Well preserved. Tour guides were knowledgeable and gave a great overview of the importance of Col. Davenport and this home in the history of the Quad Cities. Well worth the visit.

Visited November 2013
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“Oldest house in the area.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

We enjoyed our 40 minute tour with a charming, knowledgeable docent, a bargain at $5. Plenty of information about the house, Colonel Davenport, local history, and a bit of scandal. The house is furnished in period pieces, none original. Fur trading and commerce with Native Americans was the theme of a small museum upstairs. The second story would not be wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp for first floor access. I did not check door widths. There is a small gift shop.

Sorry I only photographed the back of the house. The front, with a fan window over the door, is the better side. The house is on an army installation. Those over sixteen require identification, your vehicle may be searched. Check details before visiting, especially if you are a foreign visitor. Other worthwhile attractions on Arsenal Island include the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, the Mississippi River Visitor Center, the National Cemetery, the Confederate Cemetery and Memorial Field.

Visited August 2013
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