• View of the White House's north side from Layfatte Park

    President's Park (White House)

    District of Columbia

Laws & Policies

 

Firearms

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law makes possession of firearms in national parks subject to local and state firearms laws.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit the District of Columbia’s website.

District of Columbia Law

See Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25

See also Division IV, Title 22, Subtitle VI, Chapter 45

District of Columbia Attorney General

Federal law continues to prohibit firearms in federal facilities in this park. Those federal facilities are marked with signs at public entrances. Thus firearms are prohibited in the White House Visitor Center.

 

Drones and other Unmanned Aircraft

As of August 07, 2014 the launching, landing, or operation of unmanned aircraft from the land or water areas of President's Park is strictly prohibited.

Record of Determination Prohibiting Unmanned Aircraft Operation

 

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