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    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 »

Self Guided

Can't schedule a Ranger-led tour? Try our new Scavenger Hunt! (Don't forget the Answer Key).

You may also try a Teacher-led Tour Kit.

The kit includes:

  • A "possibles bag" of hands-on objects for either the Old Courthouse or the Museum of Westward Expansion.
  • A teacher-led guide to use during your visit. Choose from either the Museum of Westward Expansion: Life in the West or the Old Courthouse: St. Louis: Past and Present.

Free videos and DVDs are available for loan for showing in your classroom. Visit our Media Loan page.

Did You Know?

Dinosaur cartoon

On September 10, 1804 on Cedar Island, in South Dakota, William Clark discovered the fossilized remains of the ribs, backbone and teeth of a plesiosaur. Plesiosaurs were animals who lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, but swam rather than walking on land. Clark thought it was a giant fish bone! More...