Springfield Armory National Historic Site

On one of our day trips out to western MA to Tanglewood to enjoy an outdoor concert, we stopped into the Springfield Armory National Historical Site. While this park was not high on my “must see” list, Stew was very interested in checking it out.

This was the site of first national armory and it supplied muskets during the Revolutionary War to General George Washington and his troops. This location continued to produce firearms for nearly two centuries and was at the forefront of innovation in the manufacturing processes. 

I love the history behind the innovation, technology, and architecture around the armory, but the park itself mostly consists of a museum of hundreds of different types of guns and firearms, which isn’t really my cup of tea. We spent a very brief time at this park but overall Stew was very happy with the visit and found the artifacts in the museum to be worth seeing.