Thursday, June 4, 2020

Dear friends,

The health and safety of our community and the German American Heritage Center volunteers, members, guests, and staff is our top priority. We are paying close attention to conditions in our community and will be carefully reopening with specific conditions on Tuesday, June 23.

We will offer ticketed and timed visits to groups of less than 6 every 45 minutes during our normal hours. We will be instituting new cleaning procedures, social distancing, sanitization areas, and mask requirements for those medically able. Please call us to reserve your time! 563-322-8844

Times are as follows for Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm, and 3:30pm.

Times for Sunday: 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, and 3:30 pm

Please arrive within 15 minutes of your ticketed time. Admissions continue to be $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Kids, Free under 5, and Free for Members!

We undertake these efforts in hopes of slowing and reducing the impact of COVID-19. The recommendations and requirements for museums like ours might change, so we may update this plan at any time, including possible closure.

We continue to maintain and add to our online offerings! Please follow us on social media through Facebook and Instagram. Visit for our virtual museum, educational crafts and activities, as well as our German Word of the Day! We will continue to update you via our website, email, newsletters, and social media.

Please visit for more information on protecting yourself and your family during these difficult times.

Thank you for your support of the German American Heritage Center.


Kelly Lao
Executive Director

  • 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.

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.


Power Frauen: German Women Who Dared to Dream

In the year 2020, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment – that which guaranteed women the right to vote. In celebration of this anniversary, this exhibit features German and German American women who left their mark on the world. Paired with original artwork created by local women artists, we […]


The History We Hold: Highlights From the GAHC Collection

From accordions to zithers, the GAHC’s collection is varied and growing. It is from these objects that lessons from our ancestors are learned. With the memories they contain, artifacts offer a window into the past. They bring history into the present in a way that we can see, hold, and interact with. Artifacts can tell […]


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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