Springfield Armory National Historic Site

One Armory Square, Suite 2
413-734-8551

Forging Arms for the Nation

For nearly two centuries, the US Armed Forces and American industry looked to Springfield Armory for innovative engineering and superior firearms. Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates the critical role of the nation's first armory by preserving and interpreting the world's largest historic US military small arms collection, along with historic archives, buildings, and landscapes.


Upcoming Events at Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Bats: Myth vs Reality

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
Springfield, MA
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Recent News

Springfield Armory NHS Opens New Historic Photograph Exhibit

Springfield, MA -- A new exhibit showcasing historic and rarely seen photographs from the archives at Springfield Armory National Historic Sitewill be on view through the fall of 2019 in the museum’s temporary exhibit gallery. Art in the…

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Teacher Ranger Teacher Program Returns to Springfield Armory National Historic Site For the Summer of 2019

Springfield, MA -- Springfield Armory National Historic Site is seeking applicants for a summer Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT) program. The National Park Service TRT program is an extended professional development opportunity for educators from K-12…

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Kelly Fellner Chosen as Superintendent of Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Coltsville National Historical Park

Philadelphia, PA — National Park Service Northeast Region (NER) Director Gay Vietzke has named Kelly Fellner as the new superintendent of Springfield Armory National Historic Site in Massachusetts. She will also administer Coltsville National…

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Historic Route 20: America’s Longest Road

Springfield, MA -- Join presenter Bryan Farr for his program, “Historic Route 20: America’s Longest Road”. Hear how an early Native American path became the earliest postal roads to Westward Expansion routes. Find out which…

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Teacher Ranger Teacher Program Returns to Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield, MA: Springfield Armory National Historic Site is seeking applicants for a summer Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT) program. The National Park Service TRT program is an extended professional development opportunity for educators from K-12…

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Springfield Armory NHS

Made in Connecticut : Reflections on the Industrial AgeSPRINGFIELD, MA:  Please join presenter Bill Hosley on Saturday, March 24th at 1:00pm for his program, “Made in Connecticut: Reflections on the Industrial Age.” Presentation…

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Push the Green Hand Ahead: Springfield Armory in World War One Exhibition

Springfield, MA -- The Springfield Armory NHS is proud to announce the opening of a special nine month long exhibit—Push the Green Hand Ahead: Springfield Armory in World War I - Come to the opening reception in the Armory museum. The opening of…

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Reclaiming the Past - Construction Project

Springfield, MA -- Beginning in March through August of 2017 Springfield Armory National Historic Site is restoring the historic Armory landscape back to its 1950s form. Bulldozers are moving soil to shape the land back to its original sloping…

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A Vacation Full of History, Activities and Animals

SPRINGFIELD, MA – School Vacation week is a fun time at Springfield Armory National Historic Site! It is one of 417 National Parks across America. Meet live raptors, make a pine cone bird feeder, a postcard, or make a Park Ranger hat. Enjoy a wide…

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Christmas in Our National Parks

SPRINGFIELD, MA:   In conjunction with the National Park Service Centennial, join Park Ranger Susan Ashman for her holiday presentation, Christmas In Our National Parks. The program begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Holiday music…

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game - 19th Century Style

Springfield, MA -- Bring a chair or a blanket and come cheer on the Lisbon Tunnelman and the Woodstock Hilltoppers as they play a 19th century baseball game by the rules of 1861 and 1865. In the mid-to-late 19th century, baseball was more of a…

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Find Your Park on Armory Day

Springfield, MA -- This event recognizes the relationship between Springfield Armory firearms and the American soldier. Reenactors in the living history military encampment will portray over 60 infantrymen from the War of 1812, Civil War, World War…

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National Parks Centennial Exhibit: A Century of Service

Springfield, MA -- The National Park Service is turning 100 this year! Come and celebrate with Springfield Armory NHS at the opening reception of the National Park Centennial Exhibit: “A Century of Service.” Join us on Thursday, May 26 at 6:00…

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April Vacation at Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Fun Times for School VacationSpringfield, MA -- Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial and Find Your Park during school vacation week April 16 – 24, 2016 at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Museum admission and all activities…

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Zoo On The Go! at Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield, MA -- Forest Park Zoo is coming to the Springfield Armory NHS! This one hour program will include live animals and artifacts from our local area. Get up close to a porcupine, skunk, turtle and other wildlife. The presentation will take…

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Springfield Armory National Historic Site Hosts 'A Civil War Christmas'

Springfield, MA -- In conjunction with our new exhibit, At Camp in the Field, Ranger Susan Ashman will present A Civil War Christmas in the museum theater and the Commanding Officer’s house on the grounds of the National Historic Site. Visitors…

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Welcoming Educators and Students November First Until Memorial Day

SPRINGFIELD, MA---Springfield Armory NHS will continue its successful change in operations Wednesday through Sunday November 1st until Memorial Day 9:00AM – 5:00 PM.  Tuesdays are designated “education day” and are devoted to education…

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Springfield Armory at the Movies An Outdoor Movie With a Bite

Springfield, MA -- In celebration of the exciting and very popular Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit, we will be hosting an outdoor movie screening of the classic blockbuster “JAWS”  Saturday, June 20 at approximately 8:15 pm, once…

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A Blast from the Past - Military Encampments! Firing! Music! Dancing!

Springfield, MA -- Armory Day 2015 illuminates Springfield Armory firearms made for the American infantryman.  Military encampments of “living historians” portray infantry from the War of 1812, Civil War, World War One, World War Two, and the…

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Connecting Springfield Students with American Soldiers Through Operation Touch of Home

Springfield, MA -- Students from the High School of Commerce in Springfield have joined forces with the Springfield Armory National Historic Site (NHS) and the non-profit Veterans Education Project (VEP) to bring “a touch of home” and joy to…

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The Finest Dixieland Jazz US Coast Guard Style

Springfield, MA -- The U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band will perform an outdoor jazz fest on Memorial Day.  “Paying tribute to those who died in service to their country is an honor for Springfield Armory NHS where firearms were produced for…

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If ONLY the Armory Buildings and Grounds Could Speak!!

Springfield, MA - Join Springfield Armory NHS historian Richard Colton on a history and architecture walk around the Armory’s historic Hill Shops. Learn about the historic buildings and better understand the essential work necessary to produce…

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Exhibit Reception for Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood

Springfield, MA - Come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. This unique exhibit runs until September 30, 2015. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.“Although Springfield…

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School Vacation Week at Your National Parks - April 18-25 2015

SPRINGFIELD, MA---Catch hold of a friend and head to Springfield Armory NHS Saturday, April 18 to April 25, 2015.  Discover some of the 404 National Parks across America and why they are so important to our country. Spend a day with a Park Ranger.…

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Women Ordnance Workers: From the Factory to the Frontlines

Springfield MA -- Springfield Armory National Historic Site invites the public to celebrate Women’s History Month with the upcoming program, Women Ordnance Workers (WOWs) at the Springfield Armory. This illustrated program will present the women…

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Springfield Armory Celebrates Black History Month

“Documenting 100 Years of Dedicated Service”Springfield, MA -- Springfield Armory National Historic Site invites the public to celebrate Black History Month with the upcoming program, A Century of African American History and Culture:…

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National Park Service Centennial Budget Plans for 2016

SPRINGFIELD, MA---With the release of President Obama’s 2016 Budget, parks across the nation are sharing plans to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service.  Springfield Armory NHS is planning a year of exciting events. First and…

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Shays’s Rebellion Exhibited in 'Arsenals Under Attack!'

Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates the anniversary of the failed January 1787 attempt by armed rebels to seize the Springfield Arsenal during Shays’s  Rebellion, one of the most significant and tragic moments in the history of…

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