• Cape Henry Memorial Park

    Cape Henry Memorial

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

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.

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Did You Know?

bronze statue of Admiral de Grasse at Cape Henry Memorial, Virginia

In 1781, the French fleet, commanded by Admiral de Grasse, blockaded the Chesapeake Bay just offshore from Cape Henry, contributing to Lord Charles Cornwallis’ surrender to General George Washington at the siege of Yorktown.