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Address: Hilman Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Phone Number: +1 309-786-7336
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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 owned and was later killed in. Take the tour and learn a little about Colonel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
Suzanne C
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Moline, United States
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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 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 trip, and he really knew the place and the area inside and out. Be sure... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 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. The Federal-style house was built in 1832-33 by fur trader Col. George Davenport, the first... More 

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Moline, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 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 gift shop is attached. This is on Rock Island Arsenal so you need to get... More 

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Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 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 small and does not take long to go through. I did not give it an... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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, the people and the area. (Wish I remembered her name). On the tour you go... More 

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Rock Island, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 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 man in the area. It seemed he had his fingers in all sorts of plots.... More 

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Lacon, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 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 and the local area. I cannot recommend this tour any more highly! I really enjoyed... More 

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North VAncouver BC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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 toilet in the gift shop. We did not want a guided tour - we always... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 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.

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