Laws & Policies
The compendium contains pertinent information on park rules and regulations, covering a variety of policies, such as visiting hours, limitations on the public's use of the site, closures, permits, etc.
CHANGE IN CONCEALED WEAPONS REGULATION
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. as a starting point about state and local firearms laws please go to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms website and select the state that you are interested in from the list on the right side of the page. For the state of Georgia's reciprocity laws and regulations concerning firearms visit the Georgia Department of Public Safety website and click on the link to firearms reciprocity on the left side of the page.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Click the link for the Code of Federal Regulations (Navigates to an outside site.)
Did You Know?
The Napoleon 12-pound smoothbore cannon was probably the most effective cannon used in the Civil War. Named after Emperor Napolean III of France, it was used extensively by both the Union and Confederate forces. Soldiers liked its reliability and its sturdiness.