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.
Every day in February meet a Ranger in the Museum at Gateway Arch National Park for a talk for Black History Month. Featured topics include the Dred Scott decision and the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, the Exoduster movement and more. The daily talks are free and open to the public. Learn about more Black History Month events at the park, below.
When: Everyday in February, at 12:15 pm
Where: Museum at Gateway Arch National Park
The National Park Service will show the 20-minute documentary, “Slavery on Trial,” about the Dred Scott decision, every Saturday and Sunday in February. The film will be shown on a loop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the education classroom inside the Visitor Center.
This documentary is an educational resource designed for students in third through fifth grade. It examines the Dred Scott case and helps students better understand debates about slavery before the American Civil War. A DVD is available for loan to schools from the National Park Service Education Department at no charge. To learn more and request this DVD, call 314-655-1635.
Throughout February, Junior Rangers of all ages are invited to complete a special activity booklet and earn a badge from the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The Junior Ranger program is free. Activity books can be picked up at the visitor desks at the entrance of the Visitor Center or by the Tucker Theater.