• Sunken Road, Stone Wall and Innis House

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

Laws & Policies

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.

For more information

Please visit:

Superintendent's Compendium 2013 (PDF):

National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

Superintendent's Compendium of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and Other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority


/s/ Russell P. Smith Date: 03/01/13

Russell P. Smith, Superintendent

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