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.


1780 British Attack on St. Louis Re-enactment

May 19, 2015

Release Date: May 19, 2015
Contact: Rick Ziino, JNEM
Phone: 314-655-1725
Contact: Jenna Todoroff, Common Ground PR
Phone: 636-530-1235

1780 British Attack on St. Louis Re-enactment
The Old Courthouse Grounds host retelling of famous Revolutionary War battle

WHAT: On Saturday, May 23, the National Park Service presents a program about the historic 1780 Revolutionary War battle that took place on the present-day Gateway Arch Grounds, in which more than 2,000 American Indians from the Great Lakes, supported by the British in Canada, travelled down the Mississippi River and attacked the Spanish Village of St. Louis.

From 10 am to 4 pm, living history volunteers in 18th-century attire will perform non-firing musket and cannon demonstrations at the Northwest courtyard of the Old Courthouse, and share with visitors the story of St. Louis’ role in the American Revolution.

Attendees will also be able to practice with the re-enactors and learn firsthand the drills taking place during this demonstration.

“We are committed to bring this unique historical storytelling experience back year after year,” said Rick Ziino, Interpretive Specialist, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. “This particular battle played a very important role in shaping St. Louis and American history. We are thrilled to continue to invite residents and visitors to the park to witness this special retelling of our city’s past.”

WHERE: Northeast Courtyard of the Old Courthouse, at the corner of Broadway and Chestnut streets.

TIME: 10 am to 4 pm

COST: Free and open to the public.

CONTACT: Visit or call 1-877-982-1410 for more information.

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