Watervliet Arsenal (1813-Present) - The Watervliet Arsenal was founded in 1813 during the War of 1812 and has been manufacturing guns for America's defense ever since. In 1887, the arsenal became America's "Cannon Factory." It is the only U.S. Army manufacturing facility for large caliber cannon in volume. (Watervliet is pronounced water-vuh-leet)
Guns of Interest
Active Military Installation. The Watervliet Museum is on post and is undergoing renovation, it will be closed through July 2012. It may have reopened, but is reported as having been closed in the fall of 2013.
Location: On the Hudson River, just a few miles north of the New York State Capital at Albany.
Lat: 42.719194 Long: -73.706717
- Swantek, John, Watervliet Arsenal: A History of America's Oldest Arsenal 1813-2009, Watervliet Public Affairs Office, January 2009, 590 pages
Visited: 3 May 2012