Colonel Davenport House
    Touring the House


Gift Shop Resources

The Colonel Davenport House is open to the public from May through October. Tours are provided during these months by trained docents from noon until 4:00 P.M. Thursday through Sunday.
Tours during the remainder of the year are by appointment only. Please contact
Ginny Bauersfeld, (309)-236-0741.

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

Group pricing is available. CDHF requires two weeks advance notice on groups of ten or more.

School tours are also available year-round and require advance notice. Special pricing is available.

School groups $1 per person
Adult groups $2 per person

Col. Davenport House Guides tell the story of George Davenport, his family and house to visitors to the site. They escort visitors around the interior and exterior of the house, giving information about the Davenport family, and the significant role of the family on the founding and early history of Davenport and Rock Island. They also describe the house and its architecture, and tell of pioneer life in the 1830s through the artifacts in the house.

George Davenport and Fur Trading

Come hear about the fur trading and its importance in the life of George Davenport.
Learn about the types of furs traded in the Quad City area. Listen to how George Davenport bartered with the local Indians in building the local economy.

Gift Shop/Sutlery
After the tour, feel free to stop in The Sutlery, our gift shop. Visit our Gift Shop page for a preview of our memorabilia.

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