• Looking up at the Gateway Arch

    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • 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 »

America the Beautiful Annual Pass

The former National Park passport program has transformed into a new program that gives pass holders access to a variety of federal recreational sites, in addition to National Park sites. The America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program is your key to sites administered by the National Park Service, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation.

 
2014 Annual Pass Front

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Annual Pass

USGS

America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass-Annual Pass
The Annual Pass replaces the National Park Pass and Golden Eagle Passport.
This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance Fee or a Standard Amenity Fee. The card is good for one year, beginning with the date of sale. The cost is $80.00. The pass admits holders and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at "per vehicle" fee areas. It also allows the pass holder, plus three adults (not to exceed four adults), at "per person" fee areas. Children under the age of 16 years are admitted free. The pass can be obtained in person by phone by calling 1-888-ASK-USGS, Extension 1, by Internet at store.usgs.gov/pass or by visiting participating park sites, including Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

 
Senior Pass Front_sm

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Senior Pass

USGS

America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass-Senior Pass
The Senior Pass replaces the Golden Age Passport.
This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents ages 62 years or older. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance Fee or Standard Amenity Fee. This $10.00 pass admits the holder, and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle, at the "per vehicle" fee. It also admits the pass holder, plus three adults (not to exceed four adults), at "per person" fee areas. Children under the age of 16 years are admitted free. The Senior Pass provides a 50% discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees for facilities and services, such as camping, swimming, boat launching and special interpretive services. In some cases, the 50% discount is extended only to the Senior Pass holder. This pass is non-transferable and does not apply to fees charged by concessionaires or reduce special permit fees.

You can get this pass at participating park sites, including Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Or you can order it by mail: submit the application found at store.usgs.gov/pass, along with proof of residency and age and $20 ($10 for the pass, plus a $10 processing fee).

 
Access Pass Front_sm

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Access Pass

USGS

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass- Access Pass
This pass replaces the Golden Access Passport. This is a free, lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder +3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas. Children under 16 are admitted free. The Access Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.

You can obtain the access pass by visiting a national park, including Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Or you can get it by mail: submit the application found at store.usgs.gov/pass, along with proof of residency and age and $10 for processing.

 
2014 Volunteer Pass Front

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Volunteer Pass

USGS

America the Beautiful—National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass—Volunteer Pass
This free pass is for volunteers that have accumulated 500 hours of service in National Park sites. It provides access to, and use, of Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance Fee or Standard Amenity Fee. The pass is good for one year from the date of award. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle to “per vehicle” fee areas. It also admits the pass holder, plus three adults (not to exceed four adults), at “per person” area. Children under 16 years are admitted free. Contact: Mike Corns, Volunteer Coordinator, at (314) 655-1726 to learn about volunteer opportunities at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

All National Parks Passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.

Here are some additional information sources:

 
2014 Military Pass Front_sm
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program-Military Pass
Free Annual Military pass available to members of the U.S. military and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and
Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members.
Must be obtained in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173)
For more information on Military Passes
 

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program

Did You Know?

The Old Courthouse

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...