Monument and farm fences
Monument and farm fences

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Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations contains regulations pertaining to all National Park Service areas. The Superintendent’s Compendium contains regulations specific to George Washington Birthplace National Monument.

Marijuana and Other Controlled Substances

Possession or use inside a National Park Service area is prohibited. Despite varying state laws, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Federal law is enforced in all National Park Service lands and facilities.

Firearms in National Parks

Law governing possession of firearms in National Park Service areas changed on February 22, 2010. Visitors may possess firearms within a National Park Service area, provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws. Gun owners are responsible for knowing all federal, state, and local laws relevant to the park they are visiting. Federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities. These facilities are marked with signs at public entrances.

Foundation Document

George Washington Birthplace NM Foundation Document Overview

Last updated: July 17, 2023

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Contact Info

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1732 Popes Creek Road
Colonial Beach, VA 22443


804 224-1732 x227

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