Gateway Arch National Park Announces Holiday Hours
ST. LOUIS—The National Park Service is reminding visitors of upcoming changes to the Gateway Arch hours of operation during the holiday season. The Gateway Arch is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, but will be closed on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2022 and on New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2023. The Arch will close early at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24 and Saturday, December 31. (Hours are subject to change. Please check gatewayarch.com or nps.gov/jeff before your visit to confirm.)
The Gateway Arch National Park grounds are open year-round from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The holiday season is a very busy time at the Arch. Visitors are strongly encouraged to secure Tram Ride to the Top tickets in advance by calling 877-982-1410 or going online to gatewayarch.com/buytickets.
Visitors should arrive at the Arch at least 30 minutes ahead of their scheduled tram time and enter the monument at the Arch entrance plaza, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Arch legs are exits only. Entrance to the Arch Visitor Center and the Museum at the Gateway Arch is always free.
Parking is available at the Stadium East Garage, located at 200 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102, for a fee. Visit iparkit.com/TheArch to pre-purchase parking with no validation required. If parking is not pre-purchased, validation is required by scanning/stamping parking tickets at one of two validators located inside the Arch Visitor Center. With each parking purchase at the Stadium East Garage, $1 will go to support ongoing conservation and preservation efforts, educational opportunities, and community programs at Gateway Arch National Park through Gateway Arch Park Foundation.
ABOUT GATEWAY ARCH NATIONAL PARK: Gateway Arch National Park is a unit of the National Park System that commemorates Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a unified continental nation and St. Louis’ role as the gateway to the American West during the 19th century and preserves the Old Courthouse as the site of the Dred Scott case. The park includes the Gateway Arch, the Arch grounds and the Old Courthouse, located on the riverfront in downtown St. Louis. Admission to the Museum at the Gateway Arch is free, and most programs are free of charge and open to the public. Many programs and events at the park benefit from the generous support from park partners Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Jefferson National Parks Association and Bi-State Development. The Gateway Arch is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Old Courthouse is currently closed. The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information about Gateway Arch National Park, visit NPS.gov/jeff.