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Calling all military families to National Park Week April 16 – 24

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Celebrate National Park Week with Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Bring your family to visit during National Park Week as we celebrate our service men and women, and our network of parks with fun, family activities, and more. Be sure to pick up your free interagency federal recreation land pass for you and your family to enjoy. Discover the history and culture of the Springfield Armory, take a ranger-led walking tour, participate in Junior Ranger activities, make a sun catcher, plant some seeds, learn about bees, attend a ranger program and more. See the full schedule of events here.

Free access to National Parks for military families
The Interagency Military Pass provides free entrance to national parks and other federal recreation areas to current U.S. military members and their dependents, U.S. military veterans, and Gold Star Families.

Passes are available at Springfield Armory during business hours. More locations and information available here Free Access to National Parks. Thank you for your service.

Become a Junior Ranger
Complete a series of activities during your visit, share your experiences with a ranger, take the pledge and earn your official Junior Ranger badge and certificate. Fourth Graders: you’re eligible for a free federal lands park pass. Visit the Every Kid Outdoors website and complete a short activity. You can exchange your paper voucher for a durable pass at Springfield Armory and begin your journey to Find Your Park!


Student artwork: A Global Connection on display
121 students from six Massachusetts schools interpreted the theme: ‘A Global Connection’ to create original artwork through the International Fiber Collaborative. Their artwork is on display through June 13. Participating schools include Coburn Elementary, Chestnut Hill Community School, Silver Lake Regional High, Uxbridge High, Westhampton Elementary, and Williamsburg Elementary.

About Springfield Armory: Springfield Armory National Historic Site is the location of the nation’s first armory (1794 – 1968) and was established by George Washington. The Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, 9:30am-4:00pm. For further information call (413) 734-8551, check the website at or Download the NPS App for the latest information at your fingertips.