• Immigrants awaiting inspection in front of Ellis Island's Main Building

    Ellis Island

    Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument NJ,NY

Laws & Policies

Firearms are prohibited at the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island.

 

Proclamation 3656

Ellis Island became part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the National Park Service on May 11, 1965. Read the full proclamation and see the original document here.

 
Top of page 1 of 3 of Proclamation 3656 from 1965; gray-looking paper with black typewriter text

Proclamation 3656 added Ellis Island to the Statue of Liberty National Monument

National Archives and Records Administration

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