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.

Old Courthouse Museum Tour (ranger-led)

Admire the Greek- and Roman-inspired architecture as you discover the Old Courthouse and its important role as St. Louis’ civic hub through the 1800s.

Exhibit Galleries at the Old Courthouse

Explore three self-guided galleries on Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery, Native American culture, and colonial St. Louis, as well as exhibits on the important cases that secured the Old Courthouse’s place in American history.

Trial Reenactments

Offered by the National Park Service and held in the Old Courthouse, these ranger-led programs* give your guests the opportunity to read scripts, argue facts, and decide a verdict as they reenact one of several historic trials that took place at the Old Courthouse.

  • Bubble Gum Trial
  • Freedom Suit: Dred Scott v. Irene Emerson
  • Trial for the Right to Vote: Virginia Minor v. Happersett
  • Tort Liability: Franke v. City of St. Louis
  • Segregation Laws in the 1800s: Williams vs. Bellefontaine

Museum Education Programs for the Museum at the Gateway Arch

Programs and formal request process to be announced soon!

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—Group Pricing through June 30, 2018. 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:

 2018 Group Planning Profile Sheet 

2018 Group Pricing July 1 – December 31

2018 Gateway Arch Brochure  (July – December 2018)

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.


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