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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

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This Armory, which manufactured and tested firearms for the U.S. military from 1794 to 1968, houses the country's largest collection of small weapons. While the first floor is free, there's a fee for the second floor, which displays rare weapons and...more
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1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It also has unique vintage cars and extremely interactive games. You get to see civil war guns. Was very much worth the time

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome piece of Springfield history. The NPS even had an excellent historical event with songs from throughout US history with period singers for the patriotic holiday. Incredible advances were made here from the way we developed weapons for our military and others.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IamLuving2Travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The weapons are really amazing to look at but the history of gun manufacturing and historical significance is amazing. Longfellow’s poem was based on a gun rack here. Rangers and volunteers were knowledgeable and really cool. Located within a college with really interesting architecture.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eliza-china
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there years ago. I was so amazed at all the weapons From the revolution, civil war to Vietnam. Just thinking about it ill go again There are the famous Springfield rifles. In the Sumer they have a civil war camp and canon shoot...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jazzyjeff662018
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This is the former site where firearms were stored up until 1968. It was free to visit and you do get to see a large number of historic guns. We happily whiled away an hour but if you’re more into these weapons then you’ll probably...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I dragged my sister here for my 50th birthday. She is not a gun enthusiast by any stretch of the imagination; however, she counted this place as one of her favorite places during this trip. After you drop by, you will easily see why... The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 962anthonyp
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Considering this was the first national armory this is a great place to understand the history of firearm development in the United States. A lot of firearms development was accomplished here. It was also very interesting how this particular site also helped develop mass production...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

I live nearby and stop by from time to time. Absolutely share with my visitors. The Armory is unique in its offerings. A complete history of the evolution of firearms and their uses not only in the conflicts of the world, but their successes in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pam W
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

My guy friend and I are both retired military. He was very interested in seeing the displays. The armory park rangers were very conversant in the armory and it’s history. I think we had an expectation of more displays of historical military weapons. Only a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ncat2016
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is basically a gun museum with very interesting history. I learned quite a bit about the history of the armory, why it's here and it's significance. If you're interested in the history, maybe an hour stop. More interested in the guns--quite a bit longer....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Charlene H | Reviewed this property |
The only staff I saw were Parks Service employees.