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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 »

Cadette Scout Programs

Interest project workshops are scheduled at varying times throughout the year. These half-day workshops are designed to help scouts meet the requirements for specific interest projects. Workshop dates are listed below each description.

Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly, make your reservations early.

To make a reservation call 1-877-982-1410 ext. 0 (Please note that this is a new number for making scout reservations.)

Law and Order
Scouts will investigate the judicial system and the important role it plays in our society. The workshop, which takes place at the Old Courthouse, includes trial reenactments in the historic courtrooms as well as a discussion and debate of historic and contemporary issues. A National Park Service Law Enforcement Officer will also speak to such topics as, penalties and rights of those convicted, teens and the law and the role of investigators in fighting crime. This is a free workshop.

American Patriotism
Patriotism is love of and devotion to one's country. As Americans, our patriotism stems from the many freedoms we enjoy. With each freedom also comes responsibility. In this half-day workshop scouts will explore the history of our cherished freedoms, how they have changed over time, and how to protect them. This is a free workshop.

Heritage Hunt

In this half-day workshop, scouts will explore areas near and around the beautiful Old Courthouse. Learn about the cultural heritage of your family and community and the importance of preserving it.
This is free workshop.

Museum Discovery

Scouts will explore the wonderful world of museums, from mission statements to exhibit design, to archival work to education and interpretation. The above topics will be addressed by specialists in the field. (At the Gateway Arch and/or Old Courthouse) This is a free workshop.

Did You Know?

The insertion of the last piece of the Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial was completed on October 28, 1965. To learn more about the construction of the Gateway Arch click here. More...