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Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Springfield

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Springfield Armory National Historic Site reviews

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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
308 reviews
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  • A fantastic collection of American arms and some of the tools used to construct them. This museum is a must for anyone with an interest in American military history. For two centuries, Springfield... 
    A fantastic collection of American arms and some of the tools used to construct them. This museum is a must for anyone with an interest in American military history. For two centuries, Springfield...  more »
  • If I follow your instructions you arrive at a technical college on the right. You have to drive to the back of the college grounds to reach the museum. It is small but informative about gum making....  more
    If I follow your instructions you arrive at a technical college on the right. You have to drive to the back of the college grounds to reach the museum. It is small but informative about gum making....  more »
  • I came on a city bus, and the path to the historic site wasn't very well marked. the actual historic site is buried on the campus of a community college (much of which is located in historic... 
    I came on a city bus, and the path to the historic site wasn't very well marked. the actual historic site is buried on the campus of a community college (much of which is located in historic...  more »
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  • Both the elderly male and the young blond female rangers were proactively very friendly & inviting as soon as we set foot inside. This is quite rare and refreshing when staff genuinely enjoy what they do. The younger ranger gave a demo of the antique muskets/rifles and how they changed through the years - super awesome fun, fact-filled demo! The video footage was started for us as soon as we entered the premises. (We were a group of 7 people.) What a great historical account of the history of the armory and the rifles whether or not you're a gun enthusiast or not. You will not need more than 2 hrs in this place as it is not huge, but the knowledgeable and friendly staff is what makes this historic site 5 stars! The guns on display are well organized with push button videos at some stations. The short clips themselves are to the point and helpful. Small gift shop area - wish they were made in USA products, shirts were not that good quality. Overall fantastic place to visit. Thank you to both the rangers!
  • The Park Rangers here are some of the best I've ever met. The museum is great. So much of our country's history is on display. Parking is available next to the park on the college campus.
  • This is a National Park Service Historic site which is free to visit. My 11 year old son was really interested & I learned some things as well. Impressive collection of Historic arms & the buildings' architecture was too. There are videos for specific gun features which are really helpful & a worthwhile longer one on the history of the armory itself. The staff was very helpful & friendly. Great as part of a day trip.
  • It was interesting to learn how guns were made and how they changed over the years. It took us about two hours to tour the museum. Ranger Pearl was a very friendly and helpful.
  • Ranger Steele made our experience so special and provided us with answers to all of our questions giving us a really immersive and exciting experience. The museum is small but wonderfully curated and is jam packed with meaningful information and displays. Be sure to see the entire campus and not just the museum. Can’t wait to go back and learn more.

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