The Springfield Armory National Historic Site
The Springfield Armory National Historic Site is the location of the nation’s first armory (1794-1968), and was established by George Washington. The site includes historic grounds, buildings, and the world’s largest historic American military firearms collection.
For 174 years, the men and women of Springfield Armory shaped America’s destiny through pioneering technological innovation, improved manufacturing processes, and increased use of laborsaving machines. Today, Springfield Armory National Historic Site preserves and interprets this colorful history in original buildings on their historic grounds through museum displays, public programs, notable collections, activities, and internet resources.
There is ample parking and the building is wheelchair accessible. The entrance to Armory Square is on Federal Street. Armory Square is shared by Springfield Armory NHS and Springfield Technical Community College (STCC).
From Memorial Day through October 31, Springfield Armory National Historic site is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm.
From November 1 until Memorial Day Weekend , Springfield Armory NHS is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9am to 5pm. The park is closed for the following holidays: •Thanksgiving Day •Christmas Day •New Year’s Day.
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