NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and we're celebrating all year long! Throughout 2016, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial efforts. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!



  • All Aboard with Trails & Rails

    An Amtrak passenger train rounds the bend in a canyon.

    All aboard for your next National Park adventure! Trails & Rails guides will help you Find Your Park from the comfort of your seat. Ride with our talented Trails & Rails volunteers on many Amtrak routes across the country. Read more

  • Journey to the Top of the Gateway Arch

    The Gateway Arch against a blue sky with clouds

    Ascend to the top of the Gateway Arch in the unique circular tram cars to see two states and the mighty Mississippi River from 630 feet above! You might catch a glimpse of a Cardinals game in progress, see barge traffic on the river or get a good view of the construction happening on the Arch grounds. Take in the amazing city views from up on high and experience up close the architectural wonder that is the Gateway Arch. Visit to find out how Read more

  • Junior Ranger at the Old Couthouse

    A Corinthian column

    Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Ranger? Earn your badge at the Old Courthouse Read more

  • Stand in Dred Scott's Footsteps

    Silhouette of the statue of Dred and Harriet Scott in front of the Gateway Arch at sunrise

    Stand in the footsteps of Dred Scott at the Old Courthouse where his case began. Read more

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