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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

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Address: 1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA 01105-1700
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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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Part of the local history of the Springfield Rifle

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.

Reviewed 3 days ago
674earleh
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 recommend a tour.

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Boston
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank 674earleh
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Spring, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. There are hundreds of small arms and heavy weapons from American, Allies and enemies on... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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). It's case after case; rack after rack; of guns. Long arms, short arms (pistols), machine... More 

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Thank IgFlitz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum to learn more about history of Springfield, MA , the United States history and weaponry and it's evolution. The rangers that were on duty were all pleasant and helpful. I found it easy to find there were signs for it that lead you right to it. Not far from all the shops on Boston Rd.... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Rangers were very friendly but not too overbearing. They know the history of the armory, and the town of Springfield and really weave a great story and level of understanding. The collection is huge and really well presented. They show production techniques and actual machines used from early 1800s to more modern mills. Its free, open every day and a... More 

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Springfield
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Springfield most of my life and I've only been to the Armory twice what a phenomenal piece of History. I was blown away when I went there the first time I had to plan the second visit. The Cure and the presentation all the rifles and pistols there was Top Notch if you have any interest... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I have wanted to visit the Springfield Armory for over 35 years! I was not disappointed! The Rangers and staff were EXTREMELY HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY. The exhibits were fantastic. There was an automated working machine shop display showing how the machines connected to a rotating power shaft. The video documentary was extremely informative. Great displays and info on the M1... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Springfield Armory exerted a profound influence over the city of Springfield and the nation. It carried out the manufacturing, storage, repair, testing and development functions assigned by the US Army. The Visitor's Center is on the grounds of the Springfield Technical Community College. The movie was informative. The displays in the Visitor's Center was comprehensive and very well labeled. They... More 

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