Change in closing days
Starting September 22nd 2014 we will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The site will be opened Wednesday through Sunday until further notice. Operating hours will remain the same.
Laws & Policies
The Superintendent's Compendium covers Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and other Restrictions.
Downloadable copy of the Compendium.
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
Did You Know?
According to his memoirs, U.S. Grant was suffering "very severely" with a "sick headache" the day before he was to meet R.E. Lee at Appomattox Court House. However, as soon as he read Lee's note suggesting they meet to formalize the surrender of the Confederate Army, his headache disappeared. More...