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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
+1 413-734-8551
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Great displays

I was so impressed with the displays and presentations at this museum. The history of this armory... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Susan M
Warren, Michigan
via mobile
Wonderful history of a local company.

I found the history for Springfield Armory and the area very enjoyable to learn. There are many... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Boston, 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 the largest collection of Confederate weapons anywhere.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
+1 413-734-8551
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was so impressed with the displays and presentations at this museum. The history of this armory and the products made at this site until 1968. George Washington and Congress authorized the building of this armory. Started in 1794, the products are on display. The...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I found the history for Springfield Armory and the area very enjoyable to learn. There are many models of weapons that the company produced for the Revolutionary War, WWI and WWII. The Springfield Armory is on the campus of Springfield Technical Community College which is...More

Thank kyee67
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a real treasure. Not overly impressive size wise, but it is packed with historical armory information. Could have spent hours more, which means I plan on going back soon. Interchangeable parts, different manufacturing processes and the progression of development was truly amazing....More

Thank whitebread67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well-presented Museum about the history of firearms. Run by the National Park Service, with great displays, a small gift shop, and some wonderful staff.

Thank Fauzia T
Reviewed 1 week ago

See this through the sights (pun intended) of social history, and not just the aspects of hardware on display. [This National Park Service site has been on my list of things to see for quite some time.] American taxpayers get their money's worth here, and...More

1  Thank James F. C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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
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3 October 2017|
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Response from Charlene H | Reviewed this property |
The only staff I saw were Parks Service employees.