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Colonel Davenport


category : Historic Homes
Tour guides recall the army fort construction that brought George Davenport to Rock Island on the Mississippi (now home to the Rock Island Arsenal) in 1816. Davenport developed a prosperous fur trade with local American Indians and in 1833 constructed the Federal-style mansion that is the centerpiece of the present-day museum site. New fur trade exhibit.


Admission: Fee
Hours: Noon-4 Thu.-Sun., early May-late Oct.
Address: North shore of Arsenal Island at Hillman St.
Phone: 309-786-7336
Our Website:www.davenporthouse.org

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Schuetzen Park Historic Site

This site holds many special memories for generations of local German-Americans and other area residents. In 1870, the Davenport Schützengesellschaft (later called the Schützen Verein) created this "Schützenpark"

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Village of East Davenport

Historic Mississippi River neighborhood with shopping, art, cafes, special street and park events.

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Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science/IMAX Theatre

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