We were totally surprised by the depth of knowledge by former gun factory workers who were NPS guides, and the volume and variety of firearms displayed at the Armory. The armory was commissioned by George Washington on a site above the falls of the CT river, where it was then considered safe from the British. There are arms from the revolution, civil war, indian wars, WWI and WWII-all displayed with interesting stories and by groupings. The armory itself is on the Springfield technical college campus (I should say the campus is at the Armory). There is a nice gift shop, and an interesting movie to see. There is no entrance fee, but donations are accepted. For anyone interested in guns outside of the museums in Ogden or Cody, you must go here!