Park Enabling Legislation
View the Federal enabling legislation, Public Law 96-607 Title XVI on Congress.gov, that created Women's Rights National Historical Park on December 28, 1980.
The United States Code of Federal Regulations delegates the park superintendent the authority to provide services and access to the public. View the Superintendent's Compendium which outlines accepted and prohibited activities within the boundaries of Women's Rights National Historical Park. Contact us for more information.
Firearms in National ParksThe 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 New York 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.
Last updated: April 6, 2019