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The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the temporary closure of Gateway Arch National Park, which includes the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse, beginning Wednesday, March 18 until further notice due to the evolving COVID-19 health situation. The health and safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is the park’s number one priority. NPS is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor this rapidly changing situation. When appropriate, Gateway Arch National Park will notify the public when it resumes full operations via traditional media, as well as online at nps.gov/jeff and gatewayarch.com and on social media (@GatewayArchNPS). Those who have pre-purchased Tram Ride to the Top tickets will receive full refunds. For questions regarding ticketing, please email info@gatewayarch.com.

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Operations Temporarily Suspended — Effective immediately and until further notice, per the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit social gatherings and events to 50 people or less, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are temporarily suspending operations due to the evolving COVID-19 health situation. Those who have pre-purchased Riverboat tickets will receive full refunds. For questions regarding ticketing, please email info@gatewayarch.com.

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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Tour Operators

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.

Attractions

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 groupsales@gatewayarch.com 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?

ALERT

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the temporary closure of Gateway Arch National Park, which includes the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse, beginning Wednesday, March 18 until further notice due to the evolving COVID-19 health situation. The health and safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is the park’s number one priority. NPS is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor this rapidly changing situation. When appropriate, Gateway Arch National Park will notify the public when it resumes full operations via traditional media, as well as online at nps.gov/jeff and gatewayarch.com and on social media (@GatewayArchNPS).

Riverboats at the Gateway Arch Operations Temporarily Suspended — Effective immediately and until further notice, per the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit social gatherings and events to 50 people or less, the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are temporarily suspending operations due to the evolving COVID-19 health situation.

Those who have pre-purchased Tram Ride to the Top or Riverboat tickets will receive full refunds. For questions regarding ticketing, please email info@gatewayarch.com.