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.

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1780 British Attack on St. Louis Re-enactment

April 30, 2014

Release Date: April 30, 2014

Contact: Ann Honious, JNEM

Phone: 314-655-1614

Contact: Jenna Todoroff, Common Ground PR

Phone: 636-530-1235

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

WHAT:  On Saturday, May 24, 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 musket and cannon firing demonstrations at the Gateway Arch Grounds, and share with visitors the story of St. Louis’ role in the American Revolution.

“Historical storytelling is part of the National Park Service’s commitment to education,” said Ann Honious, Chief, Museum Services and Interpretation, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. “In commemoration of this important battle and the role it played in St. Louis and American history, we invite residents and visitors to the park to witness a retelling like none other.”

WHERE:  South leg of the Gateway Arch

TIME: 10 am to 4 pm

COST: Free and open to the public.

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

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