Stand in Dred Scott's Footsteps

Gateway Arch National Park 

Stand in the footsteps of Dred Scott

The statue of Dred and Harriet Scott in front of the Old Courthouse
The statue of Dred and Harriet Scott in front of the Old Courthouse

National Park Service photo

Visit the Old Courthouse where Dred and Harriet Scott and over three hundred other enslaved persons filed for their freedom. Visit the statue dedicated to the memory of Dred and Harriet Scott and walk up the steps that saw families broken apart at slave auctions. Visit the exhibit gallery to learn more about the Scotts' case and the tremendous impact it had on the history of the nation. See the restored courtroom where the Scott family finally attained their freedom at the end of their eleven year struggle. 

Visit www.nps.gov/jeff to learn how to get to the Old Courthouse.