• Castle Clinton National Monument

    Castle Clinton

    National Monument New York

Laws & Policies

Superintendent's Compendium

The Superintendent's Compendium covers Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and other Restrictions.

Downloadable copy of the Compendium

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.

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

For more information
Please visit:
www.nps.gov/nero/firearms/


Leasing Policy for Manhattan National Park Service Sites

Did You Know?

Aerial of Battery Park

Although built to protect New York Harbor, Castle Clinton never fired a shot for defense. The cannons at the battery were only fired in training and celebration.