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NameSpringfield Armory National Historic Site
AddressOne Armory Square, Suite 2
Springfield, MA 01199
Brief DescriptionNational Park
TypeAttraction
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionOn a chill Spring morning in 1968, amid speeches and farewell addresses, the men and women of Springfield Armory bid each other goodbye as the Stars and Stripes were lowered for the last time. After nearly two centuries of continuous production of rifles and muskets used by Americas armed forces in every war in the nations history, the armory closed its gates and fell silent.

Begun as a major arsenal under the authority of General George Washington early in the Revolutionary War, the first national armory began manufacturing muskets in 1794. Within decades, Springfield Armory had perfected pioneering manufacturing methods that were critical to American industrialization.

Reopened in 1978 as the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, the original 1840s arsenal houses the worlds largest collection of American military firearms. Year-round public programs, exhibits, and special events are hosted on the grounds of the National Historic Landmark.

Phone 1(413) 734-8551
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.nps.gov/spar/index.htm
Last Updated1/23/2013
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