Jefferson National Expansion Memorial includes the 630 foot tall masterpiece of modern design, the Gateway Arch; the Museum of Westward Expansion that interprets the history of the American West; and the nineteenth century Old Courthouse, site of the Dred Scott trial. Please click on the icons to the right to learn more.
Did You Know?
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...