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. For more information about Virginia gun laws, please visit their website

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

 

Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Park:

Park hours of operation have been revised for 2019. These changes and other updates can be found in the 2019 Superintendent's Compendium.

Last updated: March 13, 2019

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Mailing Address:

Petersburg National Battlefield Administration Office
1539 Hickory Hill Road

Petersburg, VA 23803

Phone:

(804) 732-3531 x0

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