Laws & Regulations
The Superintendent's Compendium provides guidance on designations, closures, permit requirements and and other restrictions imposed by the superintendent's discretionary authority
Regulations regarding all Units of the National Park System can be found in
Chapter 1 of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Did You Know?
Abolitionists Thomas Garret and John Hunn were tried in 1848 in the New Castle Court House in Delaware for violating the Fugitive Slave Act. Found guilty, they were fined thousands of dollars, lost their homes and businesses, but vowed to continue the fight against slavery regardless of the cost.