ALERT: The Gateway Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center has relocated to the Old Courthouse at 11 N. 4th Street. The walking distance between the Old Courthouse and the Arch entrance at the SOUTH leg is approximately 0.3 miles (7 minutes of average walking time). EACH guest planning to enter the Gateway Arch will be required to have EITHER a Journey to the Top ticket or an Arch Entry-Only ticket to be allowed access to the facility.  Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Please Note: The Museum of Westward Expansion, located under the Gateway Arch is closed for significant renovations. Certain artifacts from the Museum are on display in exhibit galleries at the Old Courthouse.


Meet the Builders: October 28

Date: October 28, 2015

Time: Meet the Builders: 9:30am - 11am, Panel Discussion: 12pm - 1pm

Location: Missouri History Museum (5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112)

Price: FREE


9:30-11 am |  At this free event, the public can meet the men who built the Arch in the 1960s. Iron workers, electricians, sheet-metal workers, draftsmen, field engineers and other construction workers will pose for photos and sign autographs in the lower level of the Missouri History Museum.

The Gateway Arch: An Icon for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Panel Discussion at the Missouri History Museum – October 28, 12-1 pm
National Park Service Historian Bob Moore will hold a panel discussion on the history of the Gateway Arch from its beginnings as a vision of Eero Saarinen to its completion on October 28, 1965. Panelists include landscape architect Susan Saarinen (daughter of Gateway Arch architect Eero Saarinen), Christine Smith (grand-daughter of Luther Ely Smith, the St. Louis visionary who first conceived of a memorial to President Jefferson) and Ken Kolkmeier (a project manager during the Arch construction). The discussion will be held in the museum’s Lee Auditorium;  it is free and open to the public. 

The “Arch Perspectives” exhibit will be on display in the lower level of the museum, and showcases various photos of the Arch through the years, including photographs of Arch construction by famed St. Louis photographer Robert Arteaga. Screenings of the award-winning documentary “Monument to the Dream” will be offered throughout the day in the museum auditorium. National Park Service rangers will be on site offering special activities related to the construction and history of the Arch.

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Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse 2017

Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse 2017

Date: Every Wednesday until December 20, 2017

Time: Noon

Location: Old Courthouse Rotunda | 11 N 4th St, St. Louis, MO

Price: FREE

Winterfest at the Arch 2017

Winterfest at the Arch 2017

Date: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday until January 1, 2018

Time: 2pm - 9pm

Location: Kiener Plaza

Price: Rink entry is FREE. Skate rentals available.

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