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.


1917: A War Among Neighbors

On the 100th anniversary of the US entering WWI, learn about the rise of Anti-German sentiment during World War 1 and read the stories of those affected in the Quad Cities area.


Butchers, Bankers, Brewers: German Business in Davenport

Come visit our new exhibit on local business in Davenport. Explore how German immigrants impacted the economic landscape with their entrepreneurial spirit and how their trades and talents help expand Davenport and the Quad City area. Read about some businesses you may recognize, and those that have since disappeared from our communities. Although many can […]


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

Get Involved

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A membership at the museum provides many benefits including our award winning Infoblatt magazine.


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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!

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!



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