Rock Island Arsenal Museum


The Rock Island Arsenal Museum is the Army's second oldest museum and opened to the public on July 4, 1905. The museum's exhibits explore the history of the installation from the mapping of this portion of the Mississippi River in 1805 to current operations with a focus on the workforce, processes, and products of the Arsenal.

Visiting the Museum

Admission Free


Monday Closed —
Tuesday 1000–1600
Wednesday 1000–1600
Thursday 1000–1600
Friday 1000–1600
Saturday 1000 —1600
Sunday Closed —

Closed all Federal holidays, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve

1 Rock Island Arsenal
Building 60
3500 North Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61299

Access for non-government employees (i.e. post visitors ) is permitted and open to the public via obtaining a Visitor Pass at the Moline Gate Visitor Center

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