Laws & Policies
Permits and Policy Guidelines:
Photography and Filming Permit-Application (long form)
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
Superintendent's Compendium 2013 (PDF):
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
/s/ Russell P. Smith Date: 03/01/13
Russell P. Smith, Superintendent
Did You Know?
Marye's Heights is what Civil War soldiers called the high ground immediately west of Fredericksburg. It would be more accurate to call it Willis Heights. The heights consisted of two hills where the Willis and Marye families lived prior to the war. Willis Hill is the larger of the two hills.