Springfield Armory Museum and its collection

Springfield Armory Museum

The Springfield Armory and Arsenal, officially known as the National Armory, Springfield, played a significant role in the manufacture and development of handheld firearms in the United States. This role spanned from 1777 to 1968, marking a significant period in the history of American weaponry.

George Washington's Role in Establishing the Springfield Armory

In 1777, George Washington personally selected Springfield, Massachusetts as the location for the establishment of a national weapons factory and storage. This selection by the first President of the United States underscores the historical significance of the Springfield Armory and Arsenal.

Springfield's Role in American Conflicts and Weapon Development

For the next 150 years following its establishment, Springfield served as a weapons supplier for every major American conflict. Additionally, it functioned as a "think tank" for new firearms, contributing to the evolution of weaponry in the United States.

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ENSpringfield Armory National Historic Site

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

Springfield Armory Museum
One Armory Square
MA 01105 Springfield

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
9:30 – 16:00
9:30 – 16:00
9:30 – 16:00
9:30 – 16:00
9:30 – 16:00




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One Armory Square, Springfield

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