Laws & Policies
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.
See Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25
See also Division IV, Title 22, Subtitle VI, Chapter 45
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 Old Stone House.
Did You Know?
The reason why the Old Stone House has low ceilings is based on practical architecture. Low vaulted ceilings trap heat from the downstairs fireplaces into the stones of the home. Gradually, the heat will radiate upwards to the living areas.