Laws & Policies
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:
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?
About 85% of the dead in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery are unknown. Most of the dead are from the Civil War, but about 100 are 20th century American soldiers and there are a few spouses of soldiers.