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

    Springfield Armory

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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April 16, 2014
Move Outside! Welcome Spring on a Nature Walk
Get introduced to engraving beetles, figure out what’s making tunnels through the grass, and find out who’s living in all those holes and cavities in the trees. On Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 visitors of all ages are invited to come explore the acres that comprise the Springfield Armory NHS. Surprises await you. Admission is free.

April 05, 2014
Enjoy National Park & School Vacation Weeks
Join us for National Park and School Vacation Weeks from Sunday, April 20 to Saturday, April 26, 2014. Surprising activities await you. Watch National Parks films, make a Steampunk creation, and hear the author of Treasures on Your Doorstep, about the hidden gems of the National Park Service. Admission is free.

March 29, 2014
Blank Firing Demonstrations & Museum Highlight Tours
Hear the deep BOOM of historic musket and rifle shooting and participate in Ranger-led tours of the Museum. Experience historic weapons demonstrations every other Saturday (weather permitting) at 1:00 pm. Museum Highlight Tours are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am or 2:00 pm. Free Admission

March 03, 2014
Tourism to Springfield Armory NHS creates $913,600 in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 16,978 visitors to Springfield Armory NHS in 2012 spent $913,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 12 jobs in the local area.

 
 

Did You Know?

Charles Dickens, 1842. Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Author Charles Dickens toured Springfield Armory’s Hill Shops and Water Shops on his 30th birthday, February 7th, 1842, a year before publication of A Christmas Carol. The first of two visits to America, he and his wife were accompanied by the superintendent and the paymaster. Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.