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    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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Laws & Policies

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Understanding park rules and regulations makes for a safe and pleasant visit.

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Park Rules and Regulations

The rules and regulations that govern Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP can be found in full in the Superindendent's Compendium (2014).

Permits and Policy Guidelines:

Application for Special-Use Permit (Including for Group-Events)

Photography and Filming Guidelines

Photography and Filming Permit-Application (long form)

Photography and Filming Permit-Application (short form)

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.




Did You Know?

Todd's Tavern

The Battle of Todd's Tavern was not the largest cavalry battle of the war, but may have been the most important. Confederate horsemen delayed the advance of the Union just long enough so that the Confederate army could win the race to Spotsylvania which extended the war for eleven months.