Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown
Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut bridge will be closed as of today Monday, March 31, 2014. This will leave the Pine St. bridge as the Arch grounds point of entry to and from the city. The new Walnut St. bridge will open next Friday to foot traffic.
Directions and current road closures due to CityArchRiver 2015 construction.
Pedestrians making their way to the Arch from downtown can cross over the highway at Chestnut Street and take the sidewalk directly to the north leg. The south entrance to the Arch is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and all home Cardinal games. All other days the north leg of the Arch will be the only entrance into the Visitor Center.
From the North End of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis on the Mississippi River. Interstate Routes 44, 55, 64 and 70 converge near the park.
GPS coordinates for the Old Courthouse are N38°37.5201, W090°11.33214.
From Lambert International Airport (North)
From Illinois (East)
From South St. Louis
From West St. Louis
Paid parking is available in the Arch Parking Garage located on the north edge of the Arch grounds off of Washington Avenue. For those of you with a GPS unit N38°37.74882, W090°10.9527. Parking is $6 for the first 9 hours and 75 cents for each additional half hour. The garage has an Early Bird special of $4 for those entering the facility between the hours of 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Maximum vehicle height is seven (7) feet.
Bus, RV and oversize cab parking is available along Leonor K. Sullivan Drive from south of the Poplar Street Bridge to the flood wall. This is approximately 1/3 of a mile from the Gateway Arch. This parking area is outside of the park's jurisdiction like other city owned or commercial parking areas.
Please note that it is a considerable walk from all parking points to the Arch. The Old Courthouse is located adjacent to many public parking areas within one to two city blocks.
Did You Know?
The Lewis and Clark expedition sent back animals to President Jefferson from Ft. Mandan. Four magpies, a prairie dog, and a sharptailed grouse were sent back with Corporal Warfington. Unfortunately, only the prairie dog and one magpie survived the arduous journey. Learn more about the journey here. More...