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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

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

I am rating this very good as I thought it was good and my husband thought it was excellent. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Debt518
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Rexford, New York
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Interesting Tour

I enjoy tours of this kind, I highly recommend this site. It only takes a couple of hours for a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HotelAWeek1963
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State Road, North Carolina
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am rating this very good as I thought it was good and my husband thought it was excellent. I think those with an interest in weapons/military/history will have a greater interest. Lots of rare weapons and very helpful guides around to answer any questions....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy tours of this kind, I highly recommend this site. It only takes a couple of hours for a whole bunch of history.

Thank HotelAWeek1963
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, it's FREE! Plenty of parking is available, it's free, too. The employees are very friendly and willing to share their knowledge. Check out their "Events", we sat in on a great talk on the contributions of the Colt family.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect at the Armory and were all very pleasantly surprised. The museum isn't large, but has so much information packed in! My teenage boys were particularly interested in the amazing displays of weaponry. The video was very interesting and certainly...More

Thank ahott2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is small well organized site. You can learn how the manufacturing of rifles in the US was significant to independence. See factory machines for producing parts of rifles and learn about the evolution of military firearms. There’s a good Junior Ranger program too.

Thank Trish A
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This armory is full of our American History. My kids thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum. I learned many things I did not know about the history of the Armory. Parking is decent. The National Park Service does a great job in keeping it up. A...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Entry is free and museum was surprisingly good. We really enjoyed our visit here and the 15 min film was excellent. It is a National Park and the only standing original Armory. There are plenty of swords, but focus is on history and evolution of...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Who knew that the Springfield Armory Museum is the longest continually operating museum in the US or that it contains the world's largest collection of historic American firearms. The interactive displays take visitors from 1777 until its closing in 1968. Life stories of the workers,...More

Thank Steven H
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

You really have to go to get it. It's almost like transporting yourself into another Era if you sit there and think about it. Post revolutionary war thru the industrial age. Also had a great conversation with one of the guides. It's a piece of...More

Thank Julie K
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Springfield Armory is the only national park in western Massachusetts and very close to Hartford, CT. If you're on a quest to visit national parks and collect passport stamps, you'll have to make a stop here at some point. The site sits on a college...More

Thank Lou L
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The only staff I saw were Parks Service employees.
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