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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
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Military Personnel: Free between  
          Memorial Day to Labor Day

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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:

Now Open Through June 27:  A Look At The Book -  Explore books since Johannes Guttenberg.

Also Open Through June 26:
  From Wolf to Woof - The Dogs of Deutschland

Opening July 5:  Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke and the Spirit of his times.


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.

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.  Special:  Book your wedding shower before August 30
for only $125!


A magnolia tree provided by City Alderman Bill Boom's Neighborhood Beautification fund was planted Sunday, May 4, 2014 on the lots of the Deutscher Krankenverein (DKV) at the Davenport City Cemetery.  Click on the picture to see more.

Memorial Day Weekend Open House
at Davenport City Cemetery

Who is the Lady of Germania?
German American Heritage Center

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 GAHC 2015 Trip to Germany
Nördlingen to Kaiserslautern
and Southern River Cruise

Read about the German zither.

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