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, Firearms and Explosives website and select the state that you are interested in from the list on the right side of the page. Please visit Georgia Code 16-11-(120 thru 134) for the current information on Georgia's firearms laws.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Frequently asked questions regarding the firearms law.
Did You Know?
The Freedom Road exhibit is the National Historic Site's memorial to everyday people known as the "foot soldiers" of the Civil Rights Movement. Their willingness to stand before water hoses, risk police batons, and march was the force that led to the Movement's success.