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  • Riverboat Cruises Cancelled: Due to necessary maintenance on our vessel, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch have cancelled all cruises through Monday, May 20. Ticket holders will have the option to be provided with a one-year voucher good for another cruise or receive a refund. Our Call Center will reach out as soon as possible to assist you.

  • Visiting the Gateway Arch: Enter the monument through the Gateway Arch Visitor Center, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs are exits only. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security. Tickets sell out early and often, advance reservations are strongly recommended. Pending availability, additional tickets may be available for same-day purchase beginning at 9am each day through our website, call center, and ticket center at the Gateway Arch. Same-day ticket availability is not guaranteed and sells out early and often.

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Construction workers standing atop the Gateway Arch in 1965.
October 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Annual Meet the Builders Reunion

The builders of the Gateway Arch will reunite in celebration of the day the final piece of the Arch was put into place and monument was completed. On Saturday, October 29, the National Park Service will host Gateway Arch National Park’s annual “Meet the Builders” event from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Arch tram lobby, in which the public can meet the engineers, tradesmen and support staff who contributed to the construction of the Gateway Arch. The Arch was completed 57 years ago, on October 28, 1965.

At the event, a small group of builders will share memories, private memorabilia and photographs with attendees, and sign autographs. The Arch Store, located in the Arch tram lobby, will sell $1 commemorative posters for autographing. This is a free event that is open to all ages.

Additionally, a special video featuring interviews with multiple builders will play in advance of each screening of “Monument to the Dream,” the award-winning documentary that chronicles the construction of the Arch. “Monument to the Dream” plays at the top of every hour in the Arch’s Tucker Theater. (The interviews will also show on the screens in the tram lobby.) Visitors are encouraged to explore the “Building the Arch” exhibit gallery in the always-free Museum at the Gateway Arch and take the Tram Ride to the Top.

WHAT:          Meet the Builders of the Gateway Arch
WHEN:          Saturday, October 29; 10:00 a.m. to noon
WHERE:       Gateway Arch tram lobby (located on lower level of Arch facility)
COST:            Free and open to all ages