• Retrace German immigrants’ journey by sea, train and foot, to their final destination at the museum’s building, which was originally a very busy hotel for thousands of immigrants in the 1860s.

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Heritage Center & Museum

We are a museum dedicated to sharing fun and educational experiences and stories with you and your entire family! From engaging exhibits to a German gift shop, there is something for everyone here at the German American Heritage Center & Museum!

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Current Exhibits

The German Immigrant Experience

Enjoy an interactive experience as you learn about immigrants’ journey by sea, train and foot, to their final destination at the museum’s building, which was originally a very busy hotel for thousands of immigrants in the 1860s.

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An Austrian Overture: Classical Composers Exhibit

The German American Heritage Center’s latest exhibit explores the German composers that changed the world of music. Follow the evolution of music told through German classical music composers and how their influence helped shape the musical identity and culture of the German people. From Bach to Beethoven, Mozart to Mendelssohn, each expanded the music field […]

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Better than Sliced Bread: German Scientists & Inventors Exhibit

Learn more about famous inventions and discoveries by Germans and German-Americans that changed life as we know it! From Gutenberg to Geiger, jeans to sliced bread, learn about the men and women that used their minds and created new and exciting ideas and products! This exhibit will be open from June 9th- October 27th in […]

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Davenport is “the most German city, not only in the State, but in all the Middle West, the center of all German activities in the State.”

– Joseph Eiboeck, a veteran German newspaperman, 1900

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Programs & Events

We are dedicated to providing unique and informative events and programming. Check back often for new and exciting programs, workshops, and more!

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Banquet Hall

Our beautiful 4th floor banquet hall is perfect for any event! Breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, Centennial Bridge, and Downtown Davenport accent any occasion!

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Education

From classroom visits to field trips to online resources, our museum has you covered when it comes to experiential learning.

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