• 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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Witness to the Revolution

As communism fell in Europe in the fall and winter of 1989, several Americans were in Czechoslovakia and had the opportunity to witness a pivotal moment in history. This exhibit uses eye witness accounts from Americans who were there, including a professor, a student, a reporter and U.S. Embassy staff. Their notes, pictures and videos […]

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Power Frauen: German Women Who Dared to Dream

In the year 2020, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment – that which guaranteed women the right to vote. In celebration of this anniversary, this exhibit features German and German American women who left their mark on the world. Paired with original artwork created by local women artists, we […]

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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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