Today in 1974, through Congressional Legislation, Springfield Armory National Historic Site was authorized, meaning we officially became a part of the National Park Service. Four years later the park opened to the public.
Our birthday wish this year is to continue our mission of preserving and telling the stories of the Nation’s First Armory for you and future generations.
ABOUT THE PARK: Springfield Armory National Historic Site is the location of the nation’s first armory (1794 – 1968) and was established by George Washington. The site includes historic grounds, buildings, and the world’s largest historic American military firearms collection.