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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
+1 413-734-8551
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Cool History

This National Historic Site is a bit challenging to get to, though the signage from the interstate... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Sarah C
Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
Excellent rangers

I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of the National Parks as I grow older, and places like the... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Springfield, VA
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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
+1 413-734-8551
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Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 10 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
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.

Thank kms68
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
Reviewed 17 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

Thank kyee67
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

Thank whitebread67
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A well-presented Museum about the history of firearms. Run by the National Park Service, with great displays, a small gift shop, and some wonderful staff.

Thank Fauzia T
Reviewed 11 October 2017

See this through the sights (pun intended) of social history, and not just the aspects of hardware on display. [This National Park Service site has been on my list of things to see for quite some time.] American taxpayers get their money's worth here, and...More

1  Thank James F. C
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is my favorite attraction within the city. It has a very extensive display of firearms manufactured at the Springfield Arsenal with some of the production machinery used to make them. I am especially fond of the M1 Garand displays and their history. Admission is...More

Thank Jon F
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4 October 2017|
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Response from Charlene H | Reviewed this property |
The only staff I saw were Parks Service employees.