Laws & Policies

Superintendent's Compedium

Each national park has specific local regulations established under the Superintendent's discreationary authority under 36 CFR 1.7. Regulations specific to Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park are compiled annually and are available upon request. Please contact park headquarters to request a copy of the compedium at 540-868-9176.

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.


Special Use Permits

If you wish to conduct a formal event on the battlefield you are required to apply for a Special Use Permit.

We require 30 days prior to your proposed event or filming to process permit applications.


Cedar Creek and Belle Grove Research Conditions

This permit must be carried by field staff while in the park. Investigators should be prepared to show the permit and personal identification as requested by National Park Service staff member.

Last updated: February 8, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 700
Middletown, VA 22645



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