Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Springfield

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  • 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 »
  • Very Historical Place and interesting Museum. I enjoyed the Armory very much and I am only marginally interested in Guns. This is absolutely a Must Stop far a true Gun Enthusiast. There is no... 
    Very Historical Place and interesting Museum. I enjoyed the Armory very much and I am only marginally interested in Guns. This is absolutely a Must Stop far a true Gun Enthusiast. There is no...  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.

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