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The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is a park located in St. Louis, Missouri, near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It was designated as a National Memorial by Executive Order 7523, on December 21, 1935, and is maintained by the National Park Service (NPS). The park was established to ...


A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the educational, historical and interpretive efforts of national parks and public lands across the midwest.


About Us. Jefferson National Parks Association is a vital non-profit partner to national parks, public lands and historic places. We are based in St. Louis, Missouri, but our current operations and programs span six states. JNPA- supported visitor centers, park retail stores, museums, publications and products serve millions of ...


The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis' role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson's role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history , and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse. Passport Challenge ...


Ulysses S. Grant is known as the victorious Civil War general who saved the Union and the 18th President of the United States. He first met Julia Dent, his future wife, at her family home, named White Haven. From 1854 to 1859 the Dents, Grants and an enslaved African-American workforce lived on the property.


Jefferson National Expansion Memorial captures the historical presence of the St. Louis' Old Courthouse where the Dred Scott case was held.


Jul 19, 2017 ... At 630 feet high and 630 feet wide, St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch is the tallest arch in the world and the tallest monument in the Western Hemisphere. This National Historic Landmark was completed in 1965 to commemorate the westward expansion of the United States and Thomas Jefferson's role in ...


Riverboat Cruises on the Mighty Mississippi. Experience the best view of the Gateway Arch from a historic paddle riverboat. Aboard the Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher, enjoy music, dining, dancing and majestic views of the Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis. Learn more about our variety of cruises and see cruise ...


Legend: National Parks/Monuments National Parks/Monuments Legend: Tribal Boundaries Tribal Boundaries The tribal boundaries shown here are provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and are intended to be used as a general spatial reference only. They are not a formal determination of tribal boundaries by the EPA.