- Historic Sites
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Begin your visit to the site of the nation’s first (& last) armory by finding the great iron gate on Federal Street through which generations have passed. The Museum, in the Main Arsenal building, may be found by driving through the Springfield Technical Community College campus on the Historic Landmark grounds. Started as a technical reference collection for Armory workers in 1862, the museum highlights many of the best examples of US military shoulder arms plus pistols, machine guns, edged weapons, and production machinery.