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.


Eclipse Cruise

Experience the Great Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 on the Mississippi River! 


Experience the Great Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 on the Mississippi River!  

On Monday, August 21, 2017, witness the first total solar eclipse to take place in the continental U.S. in 38 years and the first for most of the greater St. Louis area since 1442! The Tom Sawyer riverboat will cruise south along the Mississippi River to get the best view of the eclipse where "totality" will be visible.  

Cruise includes: 

  • Prime viewing of the entirety of the eclipse, including totality. Outdoor viewing space available.
  • Eclipse viewing glasses provided (to be used before and after totality when viewing the sun)
  • A light lunch buffet including eclipse-themed desserts 
  • Cash bar with eclipse-themed cocktails available for purchase
  • Live music from a Dixieland Band 


Monday, August 21, 2017

Board 10:30am
Depart 11:00am
Return 5:00pm

The partial phase of the eclipse begins late morning around 11:52am and ends at 2:44pm with total eclipse phase (totality) taking place approximately from 1:16 - 1:19pm. Exact totality lengths vary by location. 

Map of the path of totality of the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse in Missouri. 

Credit: Michael Zeiler /
Photo Credit:
Rick Fienberg / TravelQuest International / Wilderness Travel


Tickets: $45/person


Reservations are required. Purchase tickets online or by calling 877-982-1410.


The Gateway Arch Riverboats are located below the south leg of the Gateway Arch at 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63102. Parking is available on the levee in front of the boats. When approaching from the south, use Chouteau Avenue to access this parking area.

Eclipse Info Resources

St. Louis Eclipse 2017
Great American Eclipse - Missouri
American Astronomical Society 
NASA Eclipse

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