Laws & Policies

The Superintendent's Compendium of designation, closures, permit requirements and other restrictions imposed under discretionary authority.

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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Pets are allowed in the park on a leash and in control of the owner. They are not allowed into the buildings in the historic village unless they are service animals. Be advised that cars in the parking lot can get very hot, even on only warm days and pets should not be left in vehicles for very long, if at all.

Last updated: January 5, 2016

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Mailing Address:

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
P.O. Box 218

Appomattox, VA 24522


(434) 352-8987 x226

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