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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
+1 413-734-8551
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The real Gem of Springfield

This is my favorite attraction within the city. It has a very extensive display of firearms... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon F
I learned a lot!

I went to the armory because I was with a friend who wanted to go, and I'm so glad that I had the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darren D
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the armory because I was with a friend who wanted to go, and I'm so glad that I had the experience. The museum is laid out very well in clear chronological order. I mostly enjoyed learning about the monumental contributions of Thomas...More

Thank Darren D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Springfield Armory National Historic Site multiple times, most recently on September 4th. This museum, which is the nation’s first armory, has a very impressive collection of many different types of firearms used for America’s military purposes. It shows the...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i visited the Armory with family members who are very interested in military history, which I am not. I was pleasantly surprised that the details of the history laid out in the exhibits interested me very much, as it told the story of the whole...More

Thank LHA2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's so much history at this site.. There is parking on-site. Both of my parents worked at and for the Armory at Springfield back in the day so I especially enjoy the information still being here. There is also a place for young children to...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by the Armoury on the final day of our Road Trip en route to Boston. It's easy to find, just off the interstate, and parking on site is free. It shares an entry with a college and there are other uses on the...More

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun visit to a National Park for me. It was the first park I have been to that was not about nature or a battlefield or anything like that. I was about the armory. They had the rifles and pistols on display,...More

Thank merritteanderson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I once took this physics for dummies course in college (Bryn Mawr College) called How Things Work. Hands down one of the best science classes outside of anatomy I've taken. As a recent graduate of USMS's Officer Candidate School, a great friend of mine (high...More

Thank Aneesah A
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

When we stopped at the Springfield Armory National Museum, I expected it would be a brief stop with our grandson snd myself sitting on a bench. This did not happen. We each wandered separately but would find each other to point out something we wanted...More

Thank Marsha H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I love visiting this park in the middle of the Springfield Technical Community College campus. There is so much history in such a small area and the park rangers are a wonderful resource.

Thank Marie K
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