NEW This Year! We are going to have 2 seatings--12 noon and 3 p.m. (When purchasing your tickets, please make sure to select the ticket for the time you are going to attend.)
Enjoy an afternoon tea with savory and sweet delights at the historic Quarters One mansion on Arsenal Island beautifully decorated for the holidays. Take a guided tour of Quarters One. Advanced ticket sales appreciated. Limited amount available on the day of (Cost is $30). The Christmas Tea is hosted by the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation.
The Rock Island Arsenal is an active military installation. 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 credential at the Visitor Control Center.
To obtain a credential, visitors will need to provide driver’s license, state-issued identification card, or passport, last four digits of their Social Security number, and must complete a background check. Please allow extra time to go through this new process. Thank you!
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Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation
The Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation (CDHF) is a nonprofit volunteer group that works to preserve Colonel George Davenport’s former home and share his story with the community. The Colonel Davenport House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1833-1834 and is on the North end of Arsenal Island in the Quad Cities. Colonel Davenport was the first permanent white settler in the Quad Cities and built the first house in the area. The Foundation relies on volunteers to maintain and operate the house. It is open for tours from May to October, Thursday-Sunday from 12-4 p.m.