Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation

Security Requirements

Because the Rock Island Arsenal is a working military installation, advance registration is required for all bus groups visiting Rock Island Arsenal. No advance registration is required for individuals or groups visiting by car, van, camper, motorcycle, or bike.

All visitors must enter through the downtown Moline (Illinois) gate.  Visitors who do not have an approved Department of Defense identification card and are 18 years old or older must obtain a visitor pass at the Visitor Control Center. It only takes a few minutes to get this pass.

It should only take 15 seconds to a couple minutes for this process.  Children younger than 16 are not subject to a background check, but must be accompanied by an adult who has been vetted.

  • Visit the Visitor Control Center located at 23 Prospect Drive, Moline, Illinois 61265 (Google Map)
  • Visitors must complete a favorable criminal background check before entry.
  • To expedite the process, print this form, fill it out, and bring it  the Visitor Control Center.
  • Foreign Nationals are not allowed access, unless visiting for Official Business.
  • All first time visitors must process through the Visitor Control Center (Outside Moline Gate). All first time visitors must present a valid state identification card, driver’s license or valid U.S. Passport to obtain a visitor pass.

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Thank you for your cooperation as the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation works with these security requirements.  We want to encourage you to continue visiting the Colonel Davenport House.

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