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Quarters One Christmas Tea 2017

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Rock Island Arsenal, IL 61201

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See Quarters One decorated for the holidays while enjoying an afternoon Christmas Tea with sweet and savory delights. You will receive a guided tour of this historic mansion. There will be two seatings, one at 12 noon and one at 3 p.m.

The Rock Island Arsenal is an active military installation. This tour has been declared a Special Event so guests may enter Arsenal Island with their U.S. picture ID at any gate. Simply tell the guard you are going to Quarters One.

Completed in 1872, Quarters One served as the home to the highest ranking officer at the Rock Island Arsenal, as well as providing space for official gatherings and functions. Over the years, this mansion of Italianate design hosted many dignitaries and notable personalities. Charles Lindbergh in 1927 stayed at the mansion, and King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden in 1996. Thirty-eight different senior officers, from General Rodman on, have called Quarters One home until 2008 when MG and Mrs. Robert M. Radin were the last to live there. It was the second-largest federal residence in the U.S., behind the White House. In 2006, the Army decided to discontinue its use as a residence.

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