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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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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?

Cast iron fence outside the Old Courthouse, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

During the 19th Century St. Louis was the premier ironwork city. After the great fire, many of its buildings were made using iron framework topped off by beautiful iron ornamentation. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial showcases St. Louis architecture in the Old Courthouse. More...