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, Old Courthouse and Riverboats to Remain Open

March 27, 2014

For more information, contact:

Denise Bentele

Common Ground PR                                        


Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse and Riverboats to Remain Open During Renovation and Construction of Arch Grounds

ST. LOUISSt. Louis’ iconic attractions the Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse and the Gateway Arch Riverboats will remain open and accessible during CityArchRiver 2015 construction and renovations. Construction work, which includes bringing an entirely new visitor experience to the Arch’s Museum of Westward Expansion and park grounds, along with an improved St. Louis riverfront, is well underway; however, as the construction calendar unfolds, aspects of the Gateway Arch experience will change and possibly be unavailable for short durations.

“The Gateway Arch is a vital symbol of the westward expansion of America, and we are committed to keeping the Arch open and accessible to the public we serve during this historic transformation,” said Karen Bollinger, sales and marketing director for Bi-State Development Agency. “In particular, tram rides to the top of the Arch and the riverboat cruises will continue, as we welcome and encourage guests to visit the Arch.”

The CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation is working in partnership with the National Park Service to lead the renovation and construction projects on the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial grounds, which will culminate in a brand-new, state-of-the-art visitor experience in late 2015 and 2016, in conjunction with the Arch’s 50th anniversary.

Throughout construction, National Park Service programming and museum experiences may be hosted at alternate locations as needed. The Gateway Arch Riverboats, which are celebrating their 50th anniversary season in 2014, will continue to offer evening dinner cruises, daily sightseeing cruises, Sunday brunch cruises, Blues cruises and more.

The most current visitor information is available at and 877-982-1410. Follow the Arch on Facebook at and on Twitter @GatewayArchSTL. 

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