Things To Do
Whether you're passing through for the day, or planning an extended stay in the St. Louis area, there is plenty to do and see at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Follow the links to the left for all the details you may need to plan your visit.
To help get you started, here's what a typical visit may include:
Don't miss a tram ride to the top of the Arch for a stunning panoramic view of the St. Louis area.
Get Fit at the Arch, download a map with all of the distances for running, walking or biking different routes on the Arch grounds.
Take a helicopter ride and get a birds' eye view of the Arch!
Make a stop at one of the museum shops for a wide selection of books, videos, posters, and educational materials.
Head to the Old Courthouse, which contains restored courtrooms, information on the Dred Scott case, and a museum and film charting the history of the city of St. Louis.
Did You Know?
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...