• Pennsylvania Avenue

    Pennsylvania Avenue

    National Historic Site 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.

Did You Know?

Pennsylvania Avenue

The Grand Review of the Union Armies, May 23rd and 24th 1865, was one of the greater spectacles ever staged on Pennsylvania Avenue. It expressed jubilant relief that the Civil War was finally over.