• 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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Culinary Customs: A Taste of Germany

Learn about Deutschland’s delectables in this brand new food exhibit! From sauerkraut to sausage, and everything in between, explore Germany’s delicious culinary traditions. Exhibit will be open from Jan 21- Jun 24th Keep an eye out for food related programs and workshops!

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Steam Circus

The German American Heritage Center is excited to bring a new exhibit for everyone to enjoy, “Steam Circus: The Colorful World of Carousels”! The exhibit will be open from May 13th to October 21st. Think back to the times spent at the carnival or theme park. Chances are you can smell the buttery popcorn, see […]

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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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