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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
+1 413-734-8551
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This place gives you a lot of perspective

You really have to go to get it. It's almost like transporting yourself into another Era if you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Julie K
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Good for History lovers, Must see for Gun Lovers

Springfield Armory is the only national park in western Massachusetts and very close to Hartford... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lou L
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Long Island, New York
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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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1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You really have to go to get it. It's almost like transporting yourself into another Era if you sit there and think about it. Post revolutionary war thru the industrial age. Also had a great conversation with one of the guides. It's a piece of...More

Thank Julie K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Springfield Armory is the only national park in western Massachusetts and very close to Hartford, CT. If you're on a quest to visit national parks and collect passport stamps, you'll have to make a stop here at some point. The site sits on a college...More

Thank Lou L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great site about weapons made in the Springfield area. Nice collection of all kind of weapons from around the world.

Thank firebear1961
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place if you have any interest at all in the history of our military and the development of the M1 Garrand rifle. It's all on one floor and doesn't take a lot of time unless you like to read the displays....More

Thank Woodsmith44
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a gun lover by any means but I was in the area and decided to stop by because it was convenient and FREE. I enjoyed the visit seeing different guns from WWI, Vietnam, the civil war, and post civil war. The people...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here before going to Six Flags and man was it worth it! I am a history buff, a veteran and an avid gun enthusiast (who happens to love Springfield Armory firearms). The amount of knowledge that he Park Rangers have and the quality...More

Thank Benjamin C
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The museum itself is very small. I would allocate an hour to the visit. It is very interesting if you want to know more amount rifle manyfacture and design from the revolution until WW2 and the part Springfield played.

Thank L B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Have not been to Springfield Armory Museum in over 30 years. The National Park Service has done a very nice job with the displays. Many of the machine guns on displays were stored for years in the basement. I hope they continue to improve. A...More

Thank Chipperhigh2
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped by after visiting another museum in the area. Best part is it's free admission. They show a 15 minute video about the history and creation of some of the guns they display and the history of the historical site. I was surprised at...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This is a US National Park site. It is free to enter. The Park Rangers are very friendly and extreemly informative aboit the museumitself and other attractions in the area. I would recommend this to anyone who likes is history.

Thank Paul B
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Response from Charlene H | Reviewed this property |
The only staff I saw were Parks Service employees.
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