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  • The Trails and Ridge Picnic Area Closed on September 13,2014

    The Trails and Ridge Picnic Area at Fort Dupont will be closed on September 13,2014 from 9:00 AM till 1:00PM

Laws & Policies

Fort Dupont Summer Theatre Regulations

Click HERE for additional Summer Theatre regulations and policies

 

Firearms

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law makes possession of firearms in national parks subject to local and state firearms laws.

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, please visit the District of Columbia’s website.

District of Columbia Law

See Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25

See also Division IV, Title 22, Subtitle VI, Chapter 45

District of Columbia Attorney General

Federal law continues to prohibit firearms in federal facilities in this park. Those federal facilities are marked with signs at public entrances. Thus firearms are prohibited at the Activity Center, Summer Concert Area and Park Maintenance Facility.

Did You Know?

Rear Admiral Samual Francis Dupont

Fort Dupont Park is named for Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont. The commander of the South Atlantic Blockade squadron that won a naval victory at Port Royal, South Carolina in November of 1861. More...