Springfield, Massachusetts: History Museum at Springfield Museums

Five museums in one, includes an exhibit on local businesses such as Friendly's ice cream and Hasbro.

Address:
21 Edwards St., Springfield, MA
Directions:
I-91 exit 6. Turn north onto Union St., left onto Main St., right onto State St., left onto Chestnut St., then right onto Edwards St. Park in the lots for the library and Museum.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 11-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
978-430-2532
Admission:
5 Museums: Adults: $25.
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Friendly Ice Cream exhibit.

Friendly's Ice Cream, History at Springfield Museums

A museum that is part of the Springfield Museums has a focus on national and local history -- including national businesses that started in Springfield, such as Springfield Rifles, Friendly's ice cream, Y Mart, and Hasbro.

It has exhibits on everything from the Civil War to turn-of-the-century fire stations, a toy collection, and a motorcycle area featuring dozens of antique bikes. When I was there they had a comic book exhibit.

[Ron Dwan, 01/02/2021]

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