As of February 22, 2010, 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 our state’s website.
For the sites within the District of Columbia:
For the sites within the State of Maryland:
For the sites within the State of Virginia:
Federal law continues to prohibit firearms in federal facilities in this park. Those federal facilities are marked with signs at public entrances.
Last updated: June 20, 2016