Watervliet Arsenal Museum

Local nameWatervliet Arsenal Museum
LocationTroy, United States

The Watervliet Arsenal is an arsenal of the United States Army located in Watervliet, New York, on the west bank of the Hudson River. It is the oldest continuously active arsenal in the United States, and today produces much of the artillery for the army, as well as gun tubes for cannons, mortars, and tanks. It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1966.The arsenal was founded on July 14, 1813 to support the War of 1812, and was designated as the Watervliet Arsenal in 1817. It occupies 142 acres of land, approximately 8 miles north of Albany, New York. The location is adjacent to the Hudson River. The site contains manufacturing, administrative offices and storage areas. It also houses the Army's Benét Laboratories, which does product development, improvement, research, and testing.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watervliet_Arsenal

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/WatervlietArsenal?ref=ts

Info http://www.hudsonrivervalley.com/sites/Watervliet-Arsenal-Museum/details

Twitter https://twitter.com/Watervliet_Army

Phone +1 518 266 5111

Address 1 Buffington Street, Watervliet, NY 12189, USA

Coordinates 42°43'5.964" N -73°42'14.467" E

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