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Since 1935, the NRA Museum collection has become one of the world's finest museum collections dedicated to firearms.  Now housed in two locations, the NRA Museums offer a glimpse into the firearms that built our nation, helped forge our freedom, and captured our imagination.

The National Firearms Museum, located at the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, details and examines the nearly 700-year history of firearms with a special emphasis on firearms, freedom, and the American experience.


The National Sporting Arms Museum, at the Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri, explores and exhibits the historical development of hunting arms in America from the earliest explorers to modern day, with a focus on hunting, conservation, and freedom.

Museum Hours and Location

National Firearms Museum

11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Telephone (703) 267-1600

Open Daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
Free Admission

National Sporting Arms Museum

1935 S. Campbell Ave
Springfield, Missouri 65807
Telephone (417) 891-5346

Open Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
Free Admission

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