• 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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German American
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 Immigration Story: William and Anna Schwiebert

A new display on the fourth floor is now open to the public focusing on the travels, experiences, and successes of the Schwiebert family from Germany to the Quad Cities area. It is one of the millions of experiences that German immigrants found themselves traveling to their new home. The Schwiebert family is a case […]

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Kaiserslautern: Davenport’s Sister City Exhibit

The German American Heritage Center and Museum is excited it to share a new exhibit titled “Kaiserslautern: Davenport’s Sister City” from February 10th – May 14th! The exhibit will be located on the third floor in our temporary gallery. Kaiserslautern is a city in Southwestern Germany in the Rheinland Pfalz and home to over 100,000 […]

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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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