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Since 1995, the German American Heritage Center building was saved from demolition, restored, renovated, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has become Davenport's newest museum.  Read about the history of the building...

INTERACTIVE PERMANENT EXHIBIT “The German Immigrant Experience”

Since 2007, the GAHC has undergone a complete interior renovation and exhibit space was increased by six times the original layout.  The museum includes an interactive, audio-visual permanent exhibit, “The German Immigrant Experience


Tuesdays through Saturday 
open 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday open 12 – 4 pm
Closed Mondays

The museum will be closed 
on  the following holidays:    

- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Thanksgiving
- December 24, 25, 26
- December 31 and New Years Day

Adults: $5
Children: $3 (5 – 17 years old)
Free for children under 5
Members: Free: Find out how to
become a member
Military Personnel: Free between  
          Memorial Day to Labor Day

Join us for the annual Museum Week in the Quad Cities!  Enjoy special admission, exhibits and events and learn a little something new!  Organized by the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

   Coming June 18-26, 2016!
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which takes visitors on an exploration of what it was like to be an immigrant to this area in the 1800s.  The exhibit is highly interactive and includes a theater, audio-visual stations, artifacts and two restored hotel rooms. The creation of this exhibit area marks a major milestone at the GAHC; achieving its goal of providing a premier educational, historical and recreational experience. It was designed by Morgan-Bailey Consulting out of Des Moines, Iowa.

The GAHC also has two temporary exhibit spaces that will change throughout the year showcasing different exhibits:

The Castles of Germany - Open through May 29.

Germans in the Old West - Explorers, Entrepreneurs, and Artists who contributed to American Life during our nation's westward expansion. Opens May 17.

Along The Gravel Road - Display of quilt pieces of rural scenes.


The GAHC also offers a variety of classes, programs and events.  Our calendar of events will keep you up-to-date on what's happening at the Center.  In particular, check out the Spring Craft Workshops we are offering this year.

If you missed Jim Leach's talk on "Civility With A German Accent" , you can read it here.

If you missed the lecture by Father George McDaniel  The Rocky Road to Nirvana: Iowa and Prohibition in the 19th Century, you can read it here.

Planning a graduation party, family reunion, wedding rehearsal dinner, retirement  anniversary party or a baby shower?  Take a look at our Banquet Hall.  It occupies the entire fourth floor. 

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German American Heritage Center

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