• 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 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.

Park Planning

General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement 2009 (GMP/EIS)

This document currently guides long-term planning for the management and use of park lands. Documents related to the creation of this plan are available at the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Policy website.

CityArchRiver 2015

The GMP/EIS provided the framework for the design competition "Framing A Modern Masterpiece," which ended in 2010. Click here for information about park planning as it relates to the competition.

Following are other reports and statements that inform decision-making at the park.

Old Courthouse
Historic Structure Report: Special Issues 2013
Paint & Finish Analysis for the East Courtroom
Historic Furnishings Report 2006
Historic Structure Report 1982


Gateway Arch

Historic Structure Report 2010


Gateway Arch Grounds

Finding of No Significant Impact: EAB EA 2012
Emerald Ash Borer Strategy Environmental Assessment 2010
Cultural Landscape Report 2010
Cultural Landscape Report 1996

Other Cultural Resources

Scope of Collections Statement

Did You Know?

Historic Old Courthouse photographed from the corner of 4th and Market

Land for the Historic Old Courthouse was donated in 1816 by Judge John Baptisite Charles Lucas and St. Louis founder Rene Auguste Chouteau. More...