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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RAAE729
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting trip!! I loved the old machines and my boyfriend liked to see the history of the guns that were made here

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank emmapP7139YK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Dan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Armory was so much more interesting than I expected! Perfect size for a museum, and I really liked all of the exhibits. Great tour guides, too!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank annblank2018
Reviewed 12 February 2019

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
1  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
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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.