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.
Join our upcoming FREE stargazing experience!
Once a French colonial village and then primarily a warehouse district, the area of Gateway Arch National Park has always been central to the history of St. Louis. Learn about some major events, both great and tragic, that shaped the history of the area.
This Ranger led program will meet outside on the Gateway Arch Visitor Center entrance at 6:30 pm, unless there is rain.
Weather permitting, free telescope viewing will follow on the Plaza. View craters on the Moon, Saturn’s rings, and Jupiter’s moons!