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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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This is a must do when in the Springfield area, the armory is free admission with plenty of friendly helpful staff. The history is mind blowing. Great collection of firearms, machinery and such, with well laid out displays.
First off. We walked in, it was very quiet. A gentleman approached us from the museum and welcomed us. He asked if we would like to see the 20 minute movie about the armory. He said it would be the best place to start. He...More
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
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.
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.
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