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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
+1 413-734-8551
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For the Masses

When we stopped at the Springfield Armory National Museum, I expected it would be a brief stop with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marsha H
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Ascutney, Vermont, United States
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The Springfield Armory- A National Park

I love visiting this park in the middle of the Springfield Technical Community College campus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marie K
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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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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  • Average7%
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1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we stopped at the Springfield Armory National Museum, I expected it would be a brief stop with our grandson snd myself sitting on a bench. This did not happen. We each wandered separately but would find each other to point out something we wanted...More

Thank Marsha H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love visiting this park in the middle of the Springfield Technical Community College campus. There is so much history in such a small area and the park rangers are a wonderful resource.

Thank Marie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Springfield Armory is a very interesting museum of firearms dating back to the 1700s. It's also an exhibit on how guns are made and what was manufactured there. Admission is free and it has fairly easy on/easy off access from I-91 and I-291. I went...More

Thank JNFII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real hidden gem that you shouldn't miss. It is free to enter so really no excuse to not go see it. You will learn a lot of how the weapons were produced and see the most amazing collection of arms. My nine...More

Thank ferogz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a great presentation of how the armory bagan and the progress it made within each century. The displays of various small arms linked to each war was excellent

Thank Amberjack03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little museum. Has to be one of my top favorite museums. Great history of the armory, how it served during the various wars and the weapons it produced. Very informative regarding the research and manufacturing improvements. You don't have to be a...More

Thank crtrip665
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great destination for gun enthusiasts. Exhibit after exhibit of guns. The site itself and the NHP is very historic, and from that perspective, I can appreciate the importance of this site in our country's history. However, I personally think the NHP museum...More

Thank Keystone_Traveler
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This site is where the US Military had its weapons made until the late 60s. The complex and the building the museum are housed in still have the feel of an old factory. The video is a little corny, but it gives you a good...More

Thank schmayla98
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. The National Park occupies building 13, the rest of this large facility is being repurposed, which is great to see. There is a short video to get up to speed on the history of the armory. Once seen...More

Thank whiskey3pa
Reviewed 27 June 2017

What a great place to learn about America's first armory. One display after another showing the history of guns and rifles. Also the machines to manufacture these weapons. Interesting stop and it's free.

Thank Mike M
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