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.


Tour Operators

Educate, entertain and inspire your tour group as they visit the grounds of the iconic Gateway Arch – the nation’s tallest man-made monument.

During construction, the Old Courthouse will serve as a temporary Ticketing and Visitor Center for the Gateway Arch. 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.


Your group will enjoy several points of interest within the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, a 90-acre park and national historic site.

Gateway Arch

Ride a tram 630 feet to the top of the Arch, and see up to 30 miles in any direction on a clear day. See elements of both historic and modern St. Louis, including the Mighty Mississippi River, Busch Stadium, the Old Courthouse and much more.

Old Courthouse

Explore one of St. Louis’ most prominent and historical sites, where Dred Scott sued for freedom and Virginia Minor fought for women’s right to vote. Also browse exhibits about the role St. Louis played as early settlers expanded into western America.

Gateway Arch Riverboats

Enjoy the best view of the St. Louis city skyline while riding aboard one of two nineteenth-century steamboat replicas. Choose a One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise, a Skyline Dinner Cruise, one of several specialty cruises or a private charter for your group.


Invite your guests to take home a unique piece of American History, apparel or educational materials from one of several specialty shops.

Arch View Café

Order box lunches for your guests to enjoy during a cruise, while on the go or on the riverboat dock with a spectacular view of the Arch. Please order at least 24 hours in advance.


Plan a National Park Service ranger-led program so your group can delve deeper into history.

Old Courthouse Museum Tour (Ranger-Led)

Discover how the Old Courthouse served as the civic hub of St. Louis during the 1800s while admiring the architecture of both Roman and Greek influence.

Museum Galleries

Enjoy three new galleries with artifacts from the now-closed Museum of Westward Expansion and exhibits in the Old Courthouse through a self-guided tour.

Trial Reenactments

Through these ranger-led programs* offered by the National Park Service, give your guests the opportunity to read scripts, argue facts and decide a verdict as they reenact one of several historical trials.

  • Bubble Gum Trial Reenactment
  • Freedom Suit: Dred Scott v. Irene Emerson Trial Reenactment
  • Trial for the Right to Vote: Virginia Minor  v. Happersett Trial Reenactment
  • Tort Liability: Franke v. City of St. Louis Trial Reenactment
  • Segregation Laws in the 1800s: Williams vs. Bellefontaine Trial Reenactment

*Subject to availability. Some programs may not be scheduled during times of construction.


Please allow 60 minutes for each trial and tour. The maximum group size is 30. National Park Service programs for group visits must be reserved at least 30 days in advance. The $3 National Park entrance fee is waived for bona fide educational groups. Find more group information here or you may fill out this Group Inquiry Form and a sales agent will contact you. Please contact the Call Center at 877-982-1410 to make your group reservations for educational programs and activities at the Arch grounds.


2017 Profile Sheet
2017 Group Pricing
2017 Gateway Arch Brochure
2017 Gateway Arch Riverboats Brochure
Additional Educational Resources

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