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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

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Address: One Armory Square, Springfield, MA 01105
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+1 413-734-8551
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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This Armory, which manufactured and tested firearms for the U.S. military...

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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Best Museum in Springfield

I frequently stop by this museum with out of State friend to help them learn and enjoy how important the Springfield rifle was to the US. This is an amazing collection of weapons... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Ron L
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I frequently stop by this museum with out of State friend to help them learn and enjoy how important the Springfield rifle was to the US. This is an amazing collection of weapons from our Nation's history. The Armory was established to serve the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War so without this vital piece of history the United States... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting NHS. Most prominent are the numerous military weapons (both produced at the Springfield Armory as well as foreign weapons) throughout the past couple hundred years. The site itself is pretty small, and I really wish it had more information about the armory's history. But the park rangers on site were INCREDIBLY helpful and friendly. As is the case with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

my wife is a history buff and has made a few trips here. We recently went to watch a living historian drama of Deborah Sampson who was portrayed by Judith Kalaora. You felt like you were watching in real time. Wonderful!

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Thank Rich N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had driven past the sign on the 91 so many times, and always wondered what this attraction could be. Finally we found time to visit and explore this site. Tons of history about gun manufacturing and how this armory came to be. Lots of civil war history. We enjoyed the glimpse into a world past and are happy we... More 

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Thank Nanny O
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Very interesting afternoon day trip. The display of guns & descriptions made this a enjoyable afternoon.

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Thank CrossRolf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A must if you want to see an important piece of American history - arguably the most important armories (gun maker) in the country. It's free anyway, and the rangers are very helpful and kind. It won't take up a ton of time, either, so a trip is an easy stop.

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Thank Forrest B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This armory is set in a beautiful location amongst many old buildings. The armory itself has an incredible collection of firearms and various videos etc. highlighting the history of guns. There's not a whole lot else here, though, so make sure this is a subject that interests you.

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Mass, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is one of those hidden treasures that few people know about. If you enjoy history and fi you enjoy following the history of weaponry, then this would be an enrichment experience for the whole family!

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I had been to Springfield, MA once before, to visit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, so the Armory was also on my list of local sites to check out. This is much less like a historical park and more like a living museum of sorts. It is housed in one building of the original Armory, the building that... More 

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Bayville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Small site, but interesting displays and very good videos explaining everything. The staff is absolutely kid friendly, there is a kids corner, free junior ranger program with a badge pack. Some of the videos shows war scenes, so better check it first, if you have very young/sensitive kids. My 6 year old son loved the place, it was his highlight... More 

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