National Park Service Press Release
Springfield Armory National Historic Site - This week’s National Park Getaway
|For Immediate Release:
||November 27, 2013
||Joanne M. Gangi-Wellman, 413-348-4810
Kat Kirby, 202-208-6843
|Springfield Armory National Historic Site - This week’s National Park Getaway
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Steeped in history and full of surprises, Springfield Armory awaits your visit. George Washington established the nation’s first federal armory high above the banks of the Connecticut River. Military shoulder weapons were manufactured here from 1794 to 1968.
First to greet you inside the Main Arsenal building is the great spiral staircase. Many visitors have pondered why the staircase was designed in a spiral. Do you think it looks like the rifling in a barrel? Read more
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