Where the Colt Icon Began

When Samuel Colt started his Hartford factory on the banks of the Connecticut River in 1847, it followed years of mismanagement and failure. Soon, demand for Colt's revolver would change his fortunes and the Colt empire was born. Following Colt's untimely death in 1862, his wife, Elizabeth Colt, would lead the company to its legendary status, and influence Hartford for over 40 years.

Armory Complex
Park Development

Learn more about where Coltsville is in the process toward establishment.

A statue with two figures atop a granite steps, underneath a tree.
Self Guided Walking Tour

Talk a walk around Coltsville NHP and learn about the various sites located within the park.

A church with green grass and bare trees in front against a blue sky.
Places of Coltsville

Learn about the places that make up Coltsville.

A blue Onion Dome with gold starts topped with a rampant colt.
The Blue Onion Dome

Learn about this defining feature of the East Armory.

Last updated: April 26, 2021

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Coltsville National Historical Park
c/o Springfield Armory National Historic Site
One Armory Square, Suite 2

Springfield, MA 01105


(860) 500-6078

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