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July 7, 2020, Update: Gateway Arch National Park is delaying Phase II visitor access originally scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 8. Phase II includes the reopening of the Tram Ride to the Top and Documentary Movie as well as outdoor National Park Service programming. These experiences will remain unavailable until further notice. The Gateway Arch Visitor Center, Museum at the Gateway Arch, The Arch Store and the Arch Café are currently open for visitor access. Please continue to check for the latest updates.

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch COVID-19 Update: As we continue to monitor and assess the evolving health situation and follow guidance from federal and local health departments, we plan to re-introduce our cruise lineup slowly and carefully. At this time, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch will only offer the one-hour St. Louis Riverfront Cruise. When we deem it appropriate, we will re-introduce other cruise experiences.

Gateway Arch visitors must enter the monument through the new west entrance, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs have become exits only. Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security.

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For over 50 years, the Gateway Arch has welcomed visitors from around the world. After making $380 million in recent improvements through the CityArchRiver project, we’re more than ready to educate, entertain, and inspire your group.


As part of Gateway Arch National Park (formerly Jefferson National Expansion Memorial), the Gateway Arch is a national historic site offering 97 acres of engaging activities sure to entertain your group members.

  • Gateway Arch and Tram Ride to the Top of the Gateway Arch
  • Old Courthouse, site of the landmark Dred Scott decision
  • The new Museum at the Gateway Arch 
  • Riverboats at the Gateway Arch
  • Monument to the Dream documentary movie
  • Shopping at three unique gift shops
  • Arch View Café for a riverfront lunch or snack
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Educational Opportunities

Enhance your group’s understanding of the story of the Gateway Arch and the St. Louis region’s important place in American history with a variety of ranger-led programs hosted by the National Park Service (NPS).

The Education Department at Gateway Arch National Park provides education programs and resources aligned with national, state, and local learning standards. Our NPS ranger-led programs can support classroom education with museum exhibits, living history items and period clothing. Rangers facilitate audience-centered programs that feature role playing, decision-making, multiple perspectives, analytical thinking and many hands-on activities to help students better understand the people, places, and events that inspired settlers’ expansion into the western United States and St. Louis’ role in 19th century history. 

Learn more about these free, year-round programs at the Old Courthouse and Museum at the Gateway Arch. 

River City Music Days

In this educational and non-competitive performance program, students enjoy a full day of activities at the Gateway Arch capped by the chance to share their talents at one of our new performance venues. The program is available April–June. Learn more here. Call Group Sales at (314) 923-3080 for details.

Planning Your Visit

Please allow 60 minutes per trial or tour. Maximum group size for National Park Service programs is 30. For student groups, one adult is required for every 10 students. Group reservations for National Park Service programs must be made at least 30 days in advance. Programs are subject to availability.

The $3 National Park entrance fee is waived for bona fide educational groups. Fill out our Group Inquiry Form and a Group Sales team member will contact you. Please contact the Call Center at (877) 982-1410 to make group reservations for National Park Service educational programs and activities at the Arch grounds.

For more information, please review the following resources:

Group Planning Profile Sheet 

2019 Group Pricing July 1 – December 31

2019 Gateway Arch Brochure

2018 Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Brochure

2018 River City Music Days Program Flyer

Additional National Park Service Educational Resources 

The Gateway Arch Group Sales team is happy to assist with your planning and provide logos and photos for use on your marketing materials or website. Contact a sales manager at or (314) 923-3080 for details.

Group Inquiry Form

Use the form below to let us know more about your group. Together, we’ll develop a plan to ensure that everyone has an unforgettable experience at the Gateway Arch.


  • Is your event being planned by a third party?
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • What activities is your group interested in?