Pennsylvania Firearms Law
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.
Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.
Pennsylvania State firearms laws are complex and lengthy.
Therefore, listed below are simple guidelines regarding the carrying of firearms, both open and concealed, for your awareness:
Open Carry – Yes, except need a license to carry a “firearm” in a motor vehicle.
Concealed Carry – Yes, with a license.
City of Philadelphia - Need license to carry open in the city of Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania State website
Pennsylvania State Statutes: http://www.acslpa.org/html/pa_uniform_firearms_act.html
Philadelphia Statutes (Title 18 Section 6108 deals with Philadelphia)
Pennsylvania Attorney General
ATF Summary of Federal & State Laws
Public Law 111-24 512(b)
Possession of Firearms in Federal Facilities (18 USC 930)
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Flight 93 National Memorial
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gloria Dei Church
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Independence National Historical Park
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Steamtown National Historic Site
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Disclaimer: This summary is meant for general purposes only. Firearm laws change frequently.
All infomation stated here is accurate as of 2/3/2010. It is illegal to brandish or discharge a weapon. Federal and state regulations restrict the possession of firearms in federal buildings and school zones.