• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Firearms in the Park

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law makes possession of firearms in national parks subject to the firearms laws of the state and communities where the parks are located.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.

 

Effective July 1, 2010, anyone with a concealed-weapons permit can legally carry firearms in Mississippi parks. However, no firearms, whether concealed or carried openly, are allowed in any National Park Service building.

Vicksburg National Military Park federal lands in Mississippi (VNMP, Navy Circle, Louisiana Circle, and South Fort) —

As a starting point about state and local firearms laws in national park units, please review these Mississippi guidelines.

 
Vicksburg National Military Park federal lands in Louisiana (Grant's Canal, Delta, Louisiana) —

No firearms, whether concealed or carried openly, are allowed in any National Park Service facilities in Louisiana (Federal law 18 USC 930). Facilities include buildings, structures, offices, and locations where ranger programs are conducted.

As a starting point, please visit the following state websites:

LRS Title 40 Section 1379.3
LRS Title 14 Section 67.15
LRS Title 14 Section 95.1
LRS Title 14 Section 95.1.1
LRS Title 14 Section 95.7
LRS Title 14 Section 95.8

 

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the most heavily monumented parks in the world with over 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques. The beauty and artistry of its monumentation prompted one Civil War veteran to call Vicksburg National Military Park, "the art park of the world."