Firearms in the Park

no firearm in building
Sign found at building entrances where firearms are prohibited.

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in certain areas of National Park sites; however, federal law prohibits firearms in many buildings and facilities at these sites- those places are marked with signs at all public entrances (these included visitor centers and historic forts).

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 at www.sled.sc.gov/SCStateGunLaws1.aspx?MenuID=CWP to become familiar with the state gun laws in South Carolina.


 

Firearms are prohibited in all buildings/facilities at Fort Sumter National Monument, including the historic forts.

The following is a list of buildings where firearms are prohibited:

 
entrance to Fort Sumter
Firearms are prohibited inside of historic Fort Sumter

Photo: NPS/Taormina

Historic Fort Sumter

 
entrance to Fort Sumter Visitor Center
Firearms are prohibited inside of the Fort Sumter Visitor Center

Photo: NPS/Taormina

Fort Sumter Visitor and Education Center

 
entrance to historic Fort Moultrie
Firearms are prohibited inside of historic Fort Moultrie

Photo: NPS/Taormina

Historic Fort Moultrie

 
Fort Moultrie Visitor Center
Firearms are prohibited inside of the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center

Photo: NPS/Taormina

Fort Moultrie Visitor Center

 
park headquarters
Firearms are prohibited inside of Park Headquarters

Photo: NPS/Taormina

Park Headquarters

 
boathouse
Firearms are prohibited in the newly restored Boathouse at the U.S. Coast Guard Historic District

Photo: NPS/Taormina

Boathouse at the U.S. Coast Guard Historic District

Last updated: July 31, 2016

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