Laws & Policies
Title 36, Chapter 1 of the Code of Federal Regulations compiles laws related to National Park Service, and applies to Springfield Armory National Historic Site. The Superintendent's Compendium documents park-specific regulations as they relate to 36 CFR, and details hours of operation, prohibitied activities, activities that require a permit, among other items. Park visitors should be familiar with the Superintendent's Compendium and 36 CFR Chapter 1.
To view the Superintendent's Compendium for Springfield Armory National Historic Site, click here (PDF, 663K)
To view Chapter 1 of 36 CFR, click here
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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Did You Know?
Author Charles Dickens toured Springfield Armory’s Hill Shops and Water Shops on his 30th birthday, February 7th, 1842, a year before publication of A Christmas Carol. The first of two visits to America, he and his wife were accompanied by the superintendent and the paymaster. Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.