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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
+1 413-734-8551
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Free Museum

We spent about 2 hours here. Amazing collection of guns from the war of 1812 to Vietnam... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bjanavice
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Brevard, North Carolina
Amazing

I bought a national park pass and we headed down to Springfield Armory and found out it’s FREE…This... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cheryl A
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Walpole, New Hampshire
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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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  • Average7%
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1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank bjanavice
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boring for anyone who isn't an adult. I feel kids definitely wouldn't enjoy this place. Unless, they're very into guns & how they are made & old guns. It was a yawn fest for me, but ex lived in the area & took me. Definitely...More

Thank AdventureOnTheMove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well organized and very informative. As always, the National Park Service does an amazing job of presenting the history of the site and its significance. There is an exhaustive display of rifles produced here and an opportunity to learn of the need for the armory.

Thank RecreationV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was born in Springfield and never went to the armory. Years later I had the opportunity to go and found a really interesting series of displays and historical artifacts. However, I left feeling that something was missed. Should you find yourself in Springfield I...More

Thank Stephen O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Scenic and educational visit. Most of the locals grew up with parents and grandparents that worked on the Springfield Armory making arms for the government.

Thank 674earleh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent historic site. The display of machinery used in operation of the Armory is excellent. As well, tremendous display of weapons produced by the armory throughout its history.

Thank William K
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This should be on your list of sites to see in Springfield. There is no admission charge. Plenty of staff are on site to answer questions. Be sure to watch the short video presentation about the history of the armory before starting your walk through....More

2  Thank Gumgrove
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The movie, which covered the history of the Armory (began in 1790's), was the best part of the experience; actually, it was the second best part. The absolute best part of the experience was that it is free (until Trump eliminates the Parks Service budget)....More

Thank IgFlitz
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