National Historical Park - April 1, 2009
National Historic Site - November 10, 1978
National Historic Landmark - December 19, 1960
Firearms Law Implementation & Information
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 this park.
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 the Texas Department of Public Safety website.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Park rangers enforce a number of federal regulations in the park, including the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36 (36 CFR), and the United States Code, Titles 16, 18 and 21.
Within 36 CFR, park superintendents are granted the right to make park-specific regulations to maintain public health and safety, protect environmental or scenic values, protect natural and cultural resources, aid in scientific research, provide for equitable use of facilities, and avoid conflict among visitor use activities. These park-specific regulations are found in the Superintendent Compendium (PDF 575 KB).