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Arsenal history - firearms collection - children's discovery room - gift shop.
Free admission, donations accepted.

The Rock Island Arsenal Museum is open to the public, Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. The museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays, Federal Holidays, the Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve.

Security Requirements
Rock Island Arsenal is an active military installation. All visitors must enter through the Moline (Illinois) gate. Visitors who do not have an approved Department of Defense identification card and are 18 years old or older must obtain a visitor pass at the Moline Gate Visitor Center.

Effective December 10, 2017, the Moline Gate Visitor Center hours are Monday – Sunday (7 days a week), 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. If the Moline Gate Visitor Center is closed, visitor passes are issued at the Moline gate.

To obtain a visitor pass, visitors will need a driver's license, state-issued identification card, or passport. Residents of Minnesota, Missouri, and Washington states will need one form of additional documentation to use with their driver's license or state-issued identification card. Additional acceptable documentation includes social security card or vehicle registration with name and address.

Foreign Nationals are not allowed access unless visiting Rock Island Arsenal for Official Business.

For a complete list of alternate acceptable forms of identification, visit the Rock Island Arsenal Garrison website.

All visitors must complete a criminal records background check processed through the National Crime Information Center - Interstate Identification Index (NCIC-III).


Tuesday12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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