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?
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.