Laws & Policies
Public Law 101-106
Ulysses S. Grant NHS Superintendent's Compendium updated September 8, 2014.
Map of areas where First Amendment activities may take place.
FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS
Press Release from the Washington Office regarding the new legislation and the national parks.
Legislation: 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. Refer to Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65.
Park User Responsibility: It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearm laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please see the Missouri Attorney General's office website at http://ago.mo.gov/. Information about Missouri's concealed carry reciprocity can be found at http://ago.mo.gov/Concealed-Weapons/Concealed-Carry-Reciprocity-Missouri.htm
Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities: Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Firearms are prohibited in all buildings in the park. Refer to 18 U.S.C. § 930.
Frequently Asked Questions about firearms and other weapons in national parks.
Did You Know?
During NPS restoration activities, a fragment of a letter was found in a window casing. The letter is written by Ulysses Grant and begins, "Dear Julia." It is believed to date to 1850.