• 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?

Closeup of mile marker

Iron mile markes were cast for the National Road between Cumberland and Wheeling in 1833. There was one mile post every mile. Some of the old iron mile posts remain. In 1998 fiberglass replacements were made for the missing markers.