Laws & Policies

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. Learn more about Pennsylvania's gun laws.

Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

c/o Independence National Historical Park
143 S. 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305
This phone number rings up the Independence Visitor Center, open 7 days a week. To phone the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site directly, call 215-597-8780, Friday through Sunday from 9am to 12noon, and 1pm to 5pm.

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