• Looking up at the Gateway Arch

    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown

    Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges are closed. This leaves Walnut St. as the only point of entry to the Arch grounds from the city. If you park in the Arch garage there is access from the north end of the park. See maps. More »

Park Fun

Opportunity and challenge await you on this new and exciting scavanger hunt through the exhibits of the Museum of Westward Expansion beneath the Gateway Arch.

Follow the history of the American west from the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 to the turn of the century. Join explorers like Lewis and Clark, American Indians and pioneers in traversing the historic landscape of the Great Plains.

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Did You Know?

Drawing of Dred Scott from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1857

In 1846, a slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom at the St. Louis Courthouse. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the verdict set the stage for the Civil War. Today, the Old Courthouse is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Click to learn more about Dred Scott. More...