Laws & Policies

Superintendent's Compendium of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and Other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority (PDF, 4.88 MB)

Enabling Legislation (PDF, 42 KB)
Special Park Use Application (fillable PDF, 828KB)

Firearms Policy
On July 1, 2013, HB 2052 went into effect in Kansas allowing for the possession of firearms in a variety of public areas where they were previously prohibited. Although this will change business for many state and local parks and museums, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is a federal site. So as a reminder – firearms are still prohibited – both concealed and open carry – inside of all federal facilities in the state, including National Park Service sites.

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (see below) altered park policy and allows for the possession of hand guns while visitors are on park grounds, but not inside of federal buildings. Please contact us at 785-354-4273 or email us by clicking here if you have any questions.

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law (the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Discolsure Act) allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. 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 Kansas Attorney General's website at

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. The Visitor Center meets the criteria of a federal facility. Firearms are not permitted inside the building.

Additional Links
State Home Page


State Statutes

Concealed Weapons InformationState Reciprocity

Relevant Statutes (not inclusive)
Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act [K.S.A. 75-7c01 et. seq]
K.S.A. 12-16, 124
K.S.A. 21-4204a

Attorney General
120 SW 10th Street
Topeka, Kansas 66612
(785) 296-2215

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Mailing Address:

1515 SE Monroe Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1143


(785) 354-4273

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