• Looking up at the Gateway Arch


    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • 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 »

Private Moses Reed

Drawing of Moses Reed.
Sketch copyright by Michael Haynes.
P.S. I hated the life along the trail and I thought Lewis and Clark were crazy. When we got a ways up the Missouri River, I left camp late one night to try to get back to civilization. But the captains sent George Drouillard back to track me down. He found me and brought me back to camp, where I was dishonorably discharged. I was sent back to St. Louis in disgrace on the keelboat in 1805, and never heard from again.

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...