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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 6 days ago

Simply an excellent history of the manufacture of firearms in Springfield. The various types built and when and how widely they were used!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ronald N
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

USA firearms manufacturer from 1777 until its closing in 1968, it was one of the first factories in the United States dedicated to the manufacture of weapons. Such an amazing display and the historians have so much to share and are ready to answer all...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ButterfliesQueen
Reviewed 11 December 2018 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
1  Thank motorgoddess
Reviewed 3 December 2018

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
1  Thank IamLuving2Travel
Reviewed 23 November 2018 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
1  Thank eliza-china
Reviewed 9 November 2018

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
1  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
1  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
1  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
2  Thank erodrig26
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
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Response from Pam W | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hours to participate in all that is available. Very interesting and educational. Easy parking and the staff is knowledgeable. Enjoy😊
3 October 2017|
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Response from 785charleneh | Reviewed this property |
The only staff I saw were Parks Service employees.