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    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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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 »

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Stay connected and learn what is happening at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. You will be able to share with us and others your experiences at the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. We want to connect with you-and keep you connected to us, by meeting you at the places where you are and expect us to be.

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Be our friend on Facebook! Even if you don't have a Facebook account, you can still see all the content on the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Facebook page. Occasionally, we'll ask a thought provoking question, tell you "what is happening now," engage in conversations, and post photos and videos.

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See our photos on flickr! Make tags and comments. Get photos you can use. Can you help us identify construction workers in our historical photos?
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Meet the Team - Ever wonder who is behind those initials on Facebook? Meet the park's social media team!

Did You Know?

Drawing of Dred Scott from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1857

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...