• Replica of Roger Williams' compass

    Roger Williams

    National Memorial Rhode Island

Laws & Policies

Firearms in National Parks

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.

The role of the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are visiting.

Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.

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Please click on the following link to view the Superintendent's Compendium for the Roger Williams National Memorial.

Did You Know?

Roger Williams & the Narragansett leaders

Did you know that Roger Williams had such a close relationship with the Native Americans that the Sachem Canonicus of the Narragansett refused payment from Roger for the land given to him for the Providence colony? More...