• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study, circa 1875.

    Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Laws & Policies

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
Please visit
www.nps.gov/nero/firearms/

Did You Know?

Charles Longfellow (in kimono w/ back to photographer) in Yokohama.

Charles Longfellow was one of the first westerners to travel and live in Japan where he spent almost two years, from 1871 to 1873.