• 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?

English settlers opening a sealed box to learn the names of their councilmen.

The English settlers carried a sealed box with the names of their council inside, which they were not allowed to open until they landed in Virginia. They opened it at Cape Henry on April 26, 1607.