• Historic Image of New York Harbor

    National Parks of New York Harbor

    New York

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.

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

Did You Know?

The historic bell at St. Paul's Church National Historic Site is rung on festival days during the summer and on the 4th of July every year

The bell at St. Paul's Church National Historic Site was cast in the same foundry as the Liberty Bell. St. Paul's Church is one of 23 unique destinations within the National Parks of New York Harbor. More...