I was recently at the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Summit in Springfield, MA and we were taken on a tour of the Springfield Armory. I learned that it’s managed by the National Parks Service, and it’s a pretty great tour. Some highlights:
1. Demonstration of a Model 1861 Percussion Rifle Musket
2. Some old relics
3. The 100,000th, 200,000th, 300,000th, and final M1 Garand to come off the Springfield Armory line.
4. Steampunk Exhibit, on display through the end of September 2014
Admission to the Springfield Armory museum is free. If you want to see an important part of American history, I recommend checking out this museum.