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.


Gateway Arch Tram Ride Temporarily Closed

Date: November 28, 2016 to March 6, 2017

Location: Gateway Arch Visitor Center (including The Arch Store & Movie) and Old Courthouse remain open!

Price: During closure, ENTRY IS FREE. No ticket required.

The tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED for system improvements starting Monday, November 28 until March 2017.

If you’re planning to visit the Arch, please be advised that Journey to the Top tram rides at the Gateway Arch will be temporarily suspended beginning Monday, November 28 to replace the motors and upgrade the tram’s electrical system. The Visitor Center, The Arch Store, Monument to the Dream documentary film and riverfront via the Arch Grand Staircase will remain available to visitors. Tram rides will resume in spring 2017. 

Please note: during this closure, entry is FREE and no ticket is required. 

Don't worry! There are still plenty of ways to get your Arch fix!  Here are a few ideas:

  • Inside the Arch Visitor Center, learn about the history of the Arch from National Park Service rangers. 
  • Shop for westward expansion, Arch-related merchandise and fresh fudge at The Arch Store located in the Arch Visitor Center.
  • Watch the newly digitized and restored documentary movie Monument to the Dream, which chronicles the construction of the Gateway Arch. Free to the public, this award-winning film is shown throughout the day at the Tucker Theater located in the Gateway Arch Visitor Center. 
  • Visit the Old Courthouse – a historical landmark where Dred and Harriet Scott sued for freedom from slavery and where Virginia Minor fought for women’s right to vote. The Old Courthouse features free exhibit galleries focusing on early St. Louis, Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery expedition and the settlement of the Great Plains, in addition to its newly restored historic courtrooms.
  • Take part in the many free visitor programs including the Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse in December. Visitors interested in participating in any of these programs can inquire with the ranger at the Information Desk in the Arch Visitor Center or Old Courthouse Rotunda for more information.
  • Join in the fun of Winterfest activities happening December 27 - January 8, complete with ice skating, New Year's Eve family-friendly celebration and more! 
  • Explore the pathways through the newly opened Gateway Arch grounds north of the Arch, including the North Gateway -- an all new portion of the park grounds which includes a natural amphitheater area, shaded lawns, a bike and pedestrian path, the Explorers' Garden (a landscaped area designed for children to play and learn), diverse and interesting plantings, and a scenic raised pedestrian bridge. Learn more at


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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