• Dedication of the Shaw Memorial 1897

    Boston African American

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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Laws & Policies

Firearms in National Parks

The law governing possession of firearms inside a national park changed on February 22, 2010.

Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws.

The role of the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are visiting.

Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.

For more information
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Did You Know?

African Meeting House, Boston

The African Meeting House in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood is the oldest standing black church structure in the country, with the first service on December 6th, 1806.