Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown
Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges will be closed. This leaves Walnut St. and Washington Ave. as the Arch grounds points of entry to and from the city. See link for maps. More »
Fee Increase 2009
Contact: Frank Mares, (314) 655-1600
An entrance fee increase is planned for Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (JNEM), effective January 1, 2009. The new fee will be $5.00 per person for those over the age of 16. The previous fee was $3.00 per person.
The increase will allow JNEM to comply with Federal recommendations to simplify and standardize entrance fees for parks of similar types, to group parks into categories, and to set fees based on those categories. JNEM is in the lowest price category nationally for entrance fees, and the entrance fee at JNEM has not increased since 1998.
The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act signed by President Bush in December 2004 allows parks collecting fees to keep at least 80% of fee revenues. These revenues are retained by the park for specific projects such as repairing, maintaining and enhancing facilities used by visitors (restrooms, visitor centers); developing, installing, and repairing interpretive exhibits; and providing visitor services and signs. Monies from fees collected at JNEM are being used for the following projects:
Did You Know?
The Old Courthouse at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial was a gathering place for pioneers going west. It was also the site of several important nineteeth century trials which helped fuel major changes to the American way of life. To learn more about the Old Courthouse click here. More...