• Looking up at the Gateway Arch


    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 »

For Teachers


Below is a list of resources for teachers, homeschool parents, scout leaders and educators. Click on the links below for more information. To make reservations for our free Museum Education Programs, Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs please call 877.982.1410, ext. 0.

Education Flyer (PDF)
Click on the link above for the park's current education flyer with information on museum education programs, educational resources, traveling trunks, teacher workshops, and more.

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Archival Resources

Museum Education Programs

Outreach Programs

Scouting Programs

Self-Guided Tours

Special Lewis & Clark interactive website

Special Programs

Teacher Activity Guides

Teaching with Historic Places

Traveling Trunks

Video loan program

If you are taking your class to the top of the Gateway Arch or to one of the movie theaters, please visit gatewayarch.com for ticket information.

Education programs and resources at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial are made possible by funding from Jefferson National Parks Association. The Association is a not-for-profit organization and operates stores offering a wide selection of books, audio and video materials and replicated living history items. For more information, please visit their online bookstore. Education discounts for schools are available by calling (voice) 314-231-5474 or (voice) 1-800-537-7962.

students in rotunda of Old Courthouse
Students participate in education program at Old Courthouse
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

Historic Old Courthouse photographed from the corner of 4th and Market

Land for the Historic Old Courthouse was donated in 1816 by Judge John Baptisite Charles Lucas and St. Louis founder Rene Auguste Chouteau. More...