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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 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
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
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...
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
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
My guy friend and I are both retired military. He was very interested in seeing the displays. The armory park rangers were very conversant in the armory and it’s history. I think we had an expectation of more displays of historical military weapons. Only a...More
This is basically a gun museum with very interesting history. I learned quite a bit about the history of the armory, why it's here and it's significance. If you're interested in the history, maybe an hour stop. More interested in the guns--quite a bit longer....More