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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
+1 413-734-8551
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A fascinating place to visit!

I am not a gun person but I do love history and this place was fascinating. It's free and opens at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
250crystalp
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New York
Excellent for a 'Gun Person'! Grand for Everyone! Wonderful Staff!

This was my third visit. As we walked through the doors a volunteer greeted us and then we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BaysideConnecticut
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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 the largest collection of Confederate weapons anywhere.
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1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
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Reviewed yesterday

I am not a gun person but I do love history and this place was fascinating. It's free and opens at 9am Wednesday through Saturday. The gentlemen (Roger) who greeted us was kind and knowledgable. There was plenty to see and take in and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third visit. As we walked through the doors a volunteer greeted us and then we introduced ourselves to the Ranger, Scott (I can't remember the volunteers name nor did I get the Ranger's last name). If you want help these are the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time there and we were so happy that we went. We had friends visiting us from N. Carolina and thought that would be a good place to take them. They talk about all the time now!!! They found it so very...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This National Historic Site is a bit challenging to get to, though the signage from the interstate is quite good. The biggest issue was attempting to navigate through the high pedestrian traffic as a result of the community college. That being said, it's great that...More

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of the National Parks as I grow older, and places like the Springfield Armory are one of the reasons. We visited on a quiet Thursday afternoon and had a lovely time chatting with the rangers on duty. A...More

Thank Carol757
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We can't pass up a National park, but I wasn't expecting to much here, boy was I surprised. One thing that made our visit so special was the rangers. The place wasn't to busy so the ranger had plenty of time to show us around...More

Thank WVTim
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Spouse spent several hours entertaining himself while dog and I enjoyed the grounds. Lots of historical weapons and very nice grounds. The museum is a bit difficult to locate. Do not trust the GPS, but instead check a actual map for the location.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I was so impressed with the displays and presentations at this museum. The history of this armory and the products made at this site until 1968. George Washington and Congress authorized the building of this armory. Started in 1794, the products are on display. The...More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I found the history for Springfield Armory and the area very enjoyable to learn. There are many models of weapons that the company produced for the Revolutionary War, WWI and WWII. The Springfield Armory is on the campus of Springfield Technical Community College which is...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This museum is a real treasure. Not overly impressive size wise, but it is packed with historical armory information. Could have spent hours more, which means I plan on going back soon. Interchangeable parts, different manufacturing processes and the progression of development was truly amazing....More

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Response from Charlene H | Reviewed this property |
The only staff I saw were Parks Service employees.
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