• 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 bridge will be closed as of today Monday, March 31, 2014. This will leave the Pine St. bridge as the Arch grounds point of entry to and from the city. The new Walnut St. bridge will open next Friday to foot traffic.

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?

Black dog

Meriwether Lewis took his Newfoundland dog Seaman on the Lewis and Clark expedition? Seaman made the entire trip with the Corps and is credited with waking the members when a bison entered the camp and almost trampled them. Click here to learn more about Lewis and Clark. More...