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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 »

"It Happened Here!" Special Audio Tour

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Date: June 19, 2007
Contact: Bob Moore, 314-655-1600
Contact: Myron Freedman, 314-655-1600

Take an audio tour of historic St. Louis by downloading the Gateway Arch PastCast tour to your iPod or MP3 player.  Beginning June 26 and continuing indefinitely thereafter. The first download will be followed by weekly additions about successively later time periods, until the final download is available on July 31. Once available for download, all tours will be available at any time throughout the summer.


Established in 1764, and growing into a vital and booming outpost on the western edge of a new country, St. Louis was America’s Gateway to the West during the 19th Century.  Many of the era’s most exciting events took place in the vicinity of where the Gateway Arch stands today. Go to the PastCast page on Jefferson National Expansion Memorial’s website at: http://www.nps.gov/jeff/photosmultimedia/pastcast.htm

Did You Know?

Dinosaur cartoon

On September 10, 1804 on Cedar Island, in South Dakota, William Clark discovered the fossilized remains of the ribs, backbone and teeth of a plesiosaur. Plesiosaurs were animals who lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, but swam rather than walking on land. Clark thought it was a giant fish bone! More...