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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Opens in 23 min: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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A Great Place to Understand Firearms History in the US

Considering this was the first national armory this is a great place to understand the history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
erodrig26
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Parker, Colorado
Know it well and share

I live nearby and stop by from time to time. Absolutely share with my visitors. The Armory is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pam W
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like firearms then this the place for you. My wife doesn’t so I left her at the hotel. This museum covers the gamut from A to Z about the Springfield Arms as well as orher important manufacturers. I am a former Vietnam U....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family gathering there. It's a nice place to visit and refresh yourself with history. You should definitely check this place out.

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Plan for at least 1.5 hours, the site is densely packed with high quality artifacts. Note: one of the entrances to the park is under construction within a large multi use sight. The former armory campus area is also in use by the Springfield Technical...More

Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Awesome air conditioning and humidity control as required for the collection that tells the history of the American military small arms industry once housed here at this former military installation.

Thank latefordinner
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Happened to stop here due to being at the MGM casino across the courtyard. Beautiful architecture for the building. Nice to just browse through.

Thank Wanetadrift
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Our visit was greatly enhanced by the docent that showed us around. This is the place to go if you like small arms and/or history. The displays are well laid-out and clearly labeled.

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Mychicki
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The only staff I saw were Parks Service employees.
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