• Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

    National Memorial District of Columbia

Laws & Policies

Firearms

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law makes possession of firearms in national parks subject to local and state firearms laws.

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, please visit the District of Columbia’s website.

District of Columbia Law

See Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25

See also Division IV, Title 22, Subtitle VI, Chapter 45

District of Columbia Attorney General

Federal law continues to prohibit firearms in federal facilities in this park. Those federal facilities are marked with signs at public entrances. Thus firearms are prohibited in the Thomas Jefferson Memorial

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Stone of Hope

This stone, embodied by the image of Dr. King emerging from the granite reflects the steadfast resolve of an entire generation to achieve a fair and honest society.