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    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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    The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the ramp from eastbound I-44 to Walnut this weekend. Crews will close the ramp (Exit 291B) into downtown at 9 a.m. Friday, July 25 so crews can remove the remainder of the old ramp from the Poplar St. More »


Special Use Permits
There are several types of special use permits necessary for certain activities/events held at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The links below provide you with information regarding such permits:

Special Events

Guidelines for After-hours use of the Gateway Arch (PDF)

Guidelines for After-hours use of the Historic Old Courthouse (PDF)

Catering, Cleaning and Security Firms Listing (PDF)

Insurance Agents List (PDF)


Guidelines for After-hours Wedding Ceremonies at the Historic Old Courthouse (PDF)

Guidelines for Filming and Photography (PDF)

Application Large Project (PDF)

Application Small Project (PDF)

Map (PDF)

First Amendment-Public Assemblies

Guidelines for First Amendment Activity - Public Assembly (PDF)

Application (PDF)

Map of First Amendment Designated Areas(PDF)

First Amendment-Distribution of Printed Material

Guidelines for First Amendment Activity - Distribution of Printed Matter (PDF)

Application (PDF)

Map of First Amendment Designated Areas (PDF)

Walk/Runs at the Gateway Arch

Guidelines for Walk/Runs on Gateway Arch Grounds (PDF)

Map (PDF)

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Rose Hoots in the Park Permits Office Old Courthouse at (voice) 314-655-1600, by e-mail, or by fax at 314-655-1640.

Did You Know?

Cast iron fence outside the Old Courthouse, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

During the 19th Century St. Louis was the premier ironwork city. After the great fire, many of its buildings were made using iron framework topped off by beautiful iron ornamentation. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial showcases St. Louis architecture in the Old Courthouse. More...