• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

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 please visit www.nps.gov/nero/firearms/

The Superintendent's Compendium contains rules and regulations for Fort Necessity National Battlefield and Friendship Hill National Historic Site.

It includes information about closures and restrictions on collecting items from within the parks.

Did You Know?

Over 100 re-enactors participated in the tactical demonstrations of the battle during the 250th anniversary of the battle.

The action at Fort Necessity was the first major event in the military career of George Washington. It marked the only time he ever surrendered his army to an enemy.