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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Accessibility

Efforts have been made to make facilities at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial accessible for all individuals.

The Old Courthouse is accessible by wheelchair lift from the Broadway entrance on the west side of the building. A bell may be pressed for service. The museum galleries and rest rooms on the first floor of the Old Courthouse are fully accessible. Due to the historic nature of the building, the upper levels of the Old Courthouse are not wheelchair accessible. The theater at the Old Courthouse has audio enhancement. Special audio-taped tours of the Old Courthouse are available for a nominal fee.

At the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion, all restrooms, and lobby area are completely accessible. Wheelchairs are available for loan at the Information Desk. The historic architectural features make the top of the Gateway Arch inaccessible by wheelchair. Public TDY units are available at the public telephones.

There are two theaters in the visitor's center under the Gateway Arch. Both Arch theaters offer rear window captioning, audio enhancement and wheelchair accessibility. Audio description is available in Tucker Theater for the film "Monument to the Dream." The Odyssey Theater audio description is dependent upon the feature being presented, please inquire at the Information Desk for availability.

All park wheelchairs, audio description, audio enhancement, and rear window captioning devices are available, with a valid photo ID, at the Information Desk located in the lobby.

For further information, please contact us through our information line at 314-655-1700 or e-mail us through our website at

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