• 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?

New Cape Henry Lighthouse, Virginia

A replacement cast iron lighthouse was built at Cape Henry near the original lighthouse in 1881. It is 165 feet high, nearly twice as high as the old lighthouse. Its light can be seen as far as 19 miles from shore.