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Springfield Armory National Historic Site reviews
Incredible collection and history of the Armory which was an integral part of the War for Independence more »
An important American location that has become a pleasant place to spend a couple of hours. Nice displays of both firearms produced here and from all over. Short film that explains the history of the.... more »
Fun museum for anyone interested in military history and the evolution of firearms. Admission is free and most of the museum is a self-guided tour. They play an approx. 20 minute film in a small theatre every so often and a park ranger is present to help guide you and share some anecdotes if you prefer to ask questions, etc.
First off. We walked in, it was very quiet. A gentleman approached us from the museum and welcomed us. He asked if we would like to see the 20 minute movie about the armory. He said it would be the best place to start. He was 100% correct. By watching the short movie it gave us a better idea of what we were looking at in the rest of the museum. It's not a big place, wished it had more that we could see and do. I did enjoy reading and seeing how the weapons building progressed over the years with the assembly line style. Seeing an old flint lock all the way up to the last weapon that are built was interesting.
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