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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
+1 413-734-8551
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Excellent presentation of historical facts and events

They have a great presentation of how the armory bagan and the progress it made within each... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amberjack03
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Brooklyn, Connecticut
What a great museum!!!

What a great little museum. Has to be one of my top favorite museums. Great history of the armory... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
crtrip665
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Greater Cincinnati
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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 good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
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+1 413-734-8551
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Reviewed 3 days ago

They have a great presentation of how the armory bagan and the progress it made within each century. The displays of various small arms linked to each war was excellent

Thank Amberjack03
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great little museum. Has to be one of my top favorite museums. Great history of the armory, how it served during the various wars and the weapons it produced. Very informative regarding the research and manufacturing improvements. You don't have to be a...More

Thank crtrip665
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great destination for gun enthusiasts. Exhibit after exhibit of guns. The site itself and the NHP is very historic, and from that perspective, I can appreciate the importance of this site in our country's history. However, I personally think the NHP museum...More

Thank Keystone_Traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is where the US Military had its weapons made until the late 60s. The complex and the building the museum are housed in still have the feel of an old factory. The video is a little corny, but it gives you a good...More

Thank schmayla98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit. The National Park occupies building 13, the rest of this large facility is being repurposed, which is great to see. There is a short video to get up to speed on the history of the armory. Once seen...More

Thank whiskey3pa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to learn about America's first armory. One display after another showing the history of guns and rifles. Also the machines to manufacture these weapons. Interesting stop and it's free.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nicely done. History and gun enthusiasts will enjoy the exhibits. I did not know we even had a national armory. And it's FREE!

Thank Charlene H
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We spent about 2 hours here. Amazing collection of guns from the war of 1812 to Vietnam. Certainly worth a stop if you are in the area. The best part is it is free. It was kind of hard to find, with all the construction...More

1  Thank bjanavice
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I bought a national park pass and we headed down to Springfield Armory and found out it’s FREE…This place houses the world’s largest collection of American firearms. There is a lot of different types of guns on display from different time periods which I wasn’t...More

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Do you know the difference an Armoury and an Arsenal? An Armoury is where weapons are produced, an Arsenal is where they are stored. Lessen this and many other fun facts at the Springfield Armory.

Thank Matthew S
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