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?
After visting Springfield Armory during his honeymoon, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published a poem in 1845 entitled "The Arsenal at Springfield," which used the racks of muskets stored there as an anti-war metaphor. More...