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

    Springfield Armory

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Guided Tours

Grounds tour

A costumed interpreter interacts with a public tour.

Springfield Armory NHS, US NPS

Interpretive Tours Daily

Join NPS Staff at Springfield Armory National Historic Site for a brief interpretive talk, offered daily, seven days a week. These brief public programs highlight specific objects in the collection, specialized topics, and/or interesting elements of the site that provide visitors with a more comprehensive understanding of the Springfield Armory and its relevance to the public. Topics and themes for such tours include Federal Armories, The Organ of Muskets Story, Creative Minds of Springfield Armory, The Vision of Colonel Benton, The Evolution of Springfield Firearms, and the Armory Gun that Saved Lives. Visitors may also watch a 20-minute documentary about the Armory or take a self-guided tour of the historic grounds. Call (413) 734-8551 for additional information. Also, see our Calendar of Events for upcoming activities!

Did You Know?

Main Arsenal at Springfield Armory NHS. Photo (c) James Langone

Springfield Arsenal, a military supply depot, was sited by General Henry Knox, and approved by General George Washington in 1777. The arsenal became known as Springfield Armory in 1794 when on-site small arms manufacturing was approved by President Washington. More...