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 »
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?
In 1846, a slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom at the St. Louis Courthouse. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the verdict set the stage for the Civil War. Today, the Old Courthouse is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Click to learn more about Dred Scott. More...