• View of Springfield Armory overlooking the city of Springfield, 1855

    Springfield Armory

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

For Kids

Become a Junior Ranger at Springfield Armory National Historic Site!

The Junior Ranger area in the Visitor Center has fun activities for ages 6 and up that encourage exploration and discovery using the park's museum and exhibits.

  • Learn about David Lyle's "Life-Saving Gun" that threw ropes to ships and crews in distress!
  • Discover the Springfield rifles of the Civil War!
  • Meet the people and explore the inventions that contributed to the American Industrial Revolution!
  • and much more!

Explore other Junior Ranger programs from across the National Park Service here

Junior Ranger 2011
A new Junior Ranger poses with his certificate that he earned at Springfield Armory NHS!
Springfield Armory NHS, US NPS

Did You Know?

Workers at Springfield Armory

Springfield Armory functioned in tandem with its sister armory in Harpers Ferry, (West) Virginia, providing arms for the nation from 1795 until Harpers Ferry Armory was burned down during the Civil War. Today, both sites are units of the National Park Service. More...