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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

11 N. 4th Street
St. Louis, MO 63102

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Description

The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is most famous as the site of the Gateway Arch. But there is much more to the park. The Westward Expansion Museum is wonderful and be sure to visit the Old Courthouse to see where history was made when Dred Scott sued for his freedom and won, hastening the start of the Civil War.

The park sits on the Mississippi River with the arch running parallel to the river. Take the tram to the top ($10 for adults; $5 for children ages 3-15) for incredible views of the river and its boat traffic and of the Old Courthouse and downtown St. Louis.

The grounds of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial are beautiful. There are lakes and trails on either side of the arch. The area is beautifully landscaped with trees and grassy areas. Perfect for letting kids run before or after visiting the courthouse.

Be sure to attend one of the free, regularly scheduled ranger led tours of the courthouse and the arch. Beware that you must pass through a security checkpoint to enter. No knives or weapons of any kind are allowed.

The arch is a stunning piece of architecture and a fitting monument to Thomas Jefferson who opened up the west with the Louisiana Purchase.

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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

National Park Features

  • Type - National Memorial
  • Bathrooms - Yes
  • Camping Allowed - No
  • Parking Lot - Yes

Parking Fee

(Check with park)

  • $6 for first 9 hours

Admission Prices

(Check with park)

  • Child - none
  • Adult - none
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