• Looking up at the Gateway Arch

    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 »

Laws & Policies

Firearms and Other Weapons

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state's website, http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C571.htm.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. These facilities include the Arch Visitor Center, the Old Courthouse, offices in the Arch Parking Garage, and all Maintenance facilities.


Superintendent's Compendium

Federal law requires that park superintendents Superintendents maintain a written compilation of all designations, closures, permit requirements, and other restrictions imposed under discretionary authority. This compilation, known as the "Superintendent's compendium," is updated annually and be made available to the public.

Click here to read the Superintendent's compendium for Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

 
Volunteer giving information to a visitor at the Gateway Arch Visitor Center
An NPS ranger and a park volunteer speak to visitors about the activities available at the park.

Did You Know?

Cartoon fiddle

Pierre Cruzatte and George Gibson brought their fiddles along on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Their music entertained the group on many evenings. Click here to learn more about Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. More...