• Looking up at the Gateway Arch


    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.


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Take a walk through the past with JEFF’s PastCast tours! Visualize St. Louis’ past and experience what happened on the historic grounds of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. 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.

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Available Tours

"Colonial St. Louis"

"After Lewis and Clark, 1804-1820"
featuring the music of Traveler's Dream

"A Budding City, 1820s-1830s"
featuring the music of Traveler's Dream

"Westward Ho! 1840s-1850s"

"A River City, 1860s-1870s"


Did You Know?

The insertion of the last piece of the Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial was completed on October 28, 1965. To learn more about the construction of the Gateway Arch click here. More...