Laws & Policies
Firearms: As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. 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 our state’s website at http://www.justicia.gobierno.pr/
Federal law also prohibits firearms in the fortifications and facilities in this park.
Respect our heritage. Even though you may see where others have defaced historic structures with writing or carving, don't add to this hideous display.
If you observe this or any other illegal activity, inform a ranger. Violations of park regulations carry penalties of up to $5,000 and/or up to 6 months in prison.
You may encounter rangers or volunteers along the way. Please follow their instructions.
Park Regulations: To see all please ask for the Superintendent Compendium
Did You Know?
Three lighthouses have stood on El Morro's 6th level in its long history. The first one was built in 1846. A second one replaced it in 1872. It took a direct hit during the 1898 bombardment by Sampson's US fleet, but the brick foundation was salvaged in 1909 to erect the lighthouse in use today.