• 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?

Jefferson Davis served as a United States Congressman, Senator, Secretary of War, and war hero before being called upon to accept the Presidency of the Confederate States.