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Upon arrival to Vanderbilt Visitor Center, visitors may purchase tickets for the next available tour, although available tours may be some hours after arrival time. Visitors may choose to reserve in advance at least one day before. More »
Laws & Policies
Superintendent's Compendium - August 2014
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?
The Vanderbilt Pavilion (Visitor Center) was constructed in 1895 in only 66 days at a cost of $50,000.