Eight guns; comprised of muskets, rifles, and a snaphaunce, displayed on a leaning rack.

The Springfield Armory National Historic Site Collections contains over 13,000 cataloged objects and archival collections. Upon establishment of Springfield Armory National Historic Site (SPAR) in 1978, The National Park Service (NPS) became stewards of the museum and collection that was not only one the largest firearm collections in the world, but also a formal museum operation that was over 100 years old.

The SPAR Museum Collection is part of the NPS Museum Management Program. It is NPS policy to collect, protect, preserve, provide access to, and us objects, specimens, and archival and manuscript collections to aid understanding and advance knowledge. Collections play important roles in resource management, research, and education programs, and functions as baseline databases for park natural and cultural resources.

The SPAR Museum collection is available to researchers and select objects are on exhibit.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site does not provide staff for research services. Members of the public may request an appointment to research on site by contacting our museum curator.


To explore Springfield Armory's Collection, please visit Rediscovery.

Last updated: June 16, 2024

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Springfield Armory National Historic Site
One Armory Square
Suite 2

Springfield, MA 01105


413 734-8551
The phone is answered during museum operating hours. All other times callers will be prompted to leave a voice message that will be received and responded to during museum operating hours.

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