Firearms in the Park
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point about state and local firearms laws please go to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms website and select the state that you are interested in from the list on the right side of the page. For the state of Georgia's reciprocity laws and regulations concerning firearms, visit the Georgia Department of Public Safety website and click on the link to firearms reciprocity on the left side of the page.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park, including the National Prisoner of War Museum. Those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Did You Know?
The state of New Jersey was the first state to erect a monument in commemoration of the sacrifices of the soldiers from that state held at Andersonville. It was dedicated in 1899. Monuments placed by fifteen other states are also within the park grounds.