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From Brown Bess muskets to modern missiles, arms have played a major part in the history of the world.  We present many collections in museums large and small.  Some are devoted strictly to the military, others to the Old West, others are general collections with an arms component.
 

Arms  Kentucky - Maine

 
  Arms Pages  AL-AZ, CA, CO, CT-GA, IA-ID, IL-KS, KY-ME, MO-NC, MT, NE-NMNY-OH, OK-SD, TN-TX,VA-ZZ  

 

 

  KY

  Fort Knox

  Patton Museum of Cavalry & Armor

  4554 Fayette Avenue

  PO Box 208

  Fort Knox  KY  40121    

  Phone   502 624-3812

  Web Site  http://www.generalpatton.org/

  E-mail   mailto:museum@knox.army.mil

  Alt Web  http://www.knox.army.mil/PattonMuseum/

  Description  in honor of WW II & Korean War general, evolution of modern armored

                     vehicles

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Nature of Group or Site Unit

  Collection  Arms

  Collection  Vehicles

  Research  Library

  New or Updated:  4/11/2006


  Kentucky

  Frankfort

  Kentucky Military History Museum

  Old State Arsenal

  128 East Main St

  Frankfort  KY  40601    

  Phone   502 564-3265

  Web Site  http://history.ky.gov/Museums/Kentucky_Military_History_Museum.htm

  Description  service of Kentucky militia, guard & other units from Revolution through gulf war

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Building Type   Civic

  Collection A-F Arms

  Collection N-Z  Uniforms

  Owner/Operator:  Kentucky Historical Society

  New or Updated:  12/31/2004


Murray
Wrather West Kentucky Museum
North 16th St
Murray State U
Murray KY 42071
Phone 502 762-4771
Web Site http://www.murraystate.edu/info/wrather/wrather.htm
Description local history of the Jackson Purchase area located in renovated first permanent building on campus
Type of Resource Museum
Industry /Profession Politics
Collection A-F Arms
Collection N-Z Uniforms
New or Updated: 05/11/2003

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  LA

  New Orleans

  Jackson Barracks Military Museum

  6400 St Claude Ave

  New Orleans        LA           70146    

  Phone   504 278-8242

  Web Site  http://www.la.ngb.army.mil/dmh/

  Description  official museum of the Louisiana National Guard, in 1837 powder magazine annex and grounds holding aircraft & weapons

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Collection A-F Arms

  Collection N-Z  Vehicles

  New or Updated:           10/13/2005


Louisiana
New Orleans
Memorial Hall Confederate Museum New Orleans
929 Camp St
New Orleans LA 70130
Phone 504 523-4522
Web Site http://www.confederatemuseum.com/
Description 125 battle flags, uniforms, guns & swords, photos, exhibits on well-known figures of the Confederate States
Type of Resource Museum
Collection A-F Arms
Collection N-Z Uniforms
Owner/Operator: Memorial Hall Foundation
New or Updated: 06/30/2003

 

  MA

  Quincy

  US Naval Shipbuilding Museum

  739 Washington St

  Quincy  MA

  Phone   617 479-7900

  Web Site  www.uss-salem.org/

  Description  heavy cruiser USS Salem, Navy SEALS, Ordnance collection, located

                    in former Shipyard

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Industry /Profession Naval

  Collection  Arms

  Collection G-M  Models

  Research   Archives

  New or Updated:  5/12/2006
 

  MA

  Springfield

  Connecticut Valley Historical Museum

  220 State Street

  Springfield  MA   01103    

  Phone  413 263-6800

  Web Site www.quadrangle.org

  Toll Free 800 625-7738

  Alt Web http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/

  Description  350 years of local history, Smith & Wesson collection, Dr. Seuss

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Collection A-F  Arms

  New or Updated:   6/24/2006

  Massachusetts
 
Springfield
 
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
 
One Armory Square #13
 
Springfield  MA  01105    
 
Phone  413 734-8551
 
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/spar
 
Description  Arsenal site selected by George Washington, in use until 1968, one of the                         largest arms collections ins the world
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Military
 
Collection A-F  Arms
 
Owner/Operator:  National Park Service
 
New or Updated:  10/21/2003

  Worcester

  Higgins Armory Museum

  100 Barber Avenue

  Worcester   MA   01606    

  Phone  508 853-6015

  Web Site http://www.higgins.org/

  E-mail  mailto:higgins@higgins.org

  Description  4600 mostly 16th & 17th center pieces of arms  and armor

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Building Type  Civic

  Collection A-F  Arms

  Era  Medieval

  New or Updated:  6/20/2007

  MD

  Baltimore

  Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc

  1901 Falls Road

  PO Box 4881

  Baltimore  MD  21211    

  Phone 410 547-0264

  Web Site http://www.baltimorestreetcar.org/

  Description  rides on original streetcars, carhouse tour, streetcar history

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus Transportation

  Collection A-F Arms

  New or Updated:  7/14/2006

 

  Big Pool

  Fort Frederick State Park

  11000 Fort Frederick Road

  Big Pool   MD   21711    

  Phone  301 842-2155

  Web Site http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/fortfrederick.html

  Description  stone fort for defense against the French, stone walls & two barracks

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Military

  Building Type  Fort

  Collection A-F  Arms

  Era  1758

  New or Updated:  6/29/2007

 

  MD

  Boonsboro

  Boonesboro Museum of History

  113 North Main Street

  Boonsboro  MD  21713    

  Phone  301 432-6969

  Web Site http://www.marylandmemories.org/museum/

  Alt Web http://www.hagerstownedc.org/Quality_of_Life/Communities/boonesboro.ht

  Description

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Collection A-F  Arms

  Era  Civil Way

  New or Updated:  6/8/2007


  MD

  Frostburg

  Thrasher Carriage Museum

  19 Depot Street

  Frostburg  MD  21532    

  Phone  301 689-3380

  Web Site  http://www.thrashercarriage.com/

  E-mail  mailto:thrasher@thrashercarriage.com

  Description  horse drawn vehicles from everyday to elegant

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Collection A-F Arms

  Collection N-Z  Vehicles

  New or Updated:           12/28/2005

 
  Maine

  Bangor

  Cole Land Transportation Museum

  405 Perry Road

  Bangor  ME   04401    

  Phone  207 990-3600

  Web Site http://www.colemuseum.org/

  Description  200 vehicles, large snow removal collection, 10 firetrucks

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Transportation

  Collection A-F  Arms

  Collection N-Z   Photography

  New or Updated:  4/20/2007

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