• Looking up at the Gateway Arch


    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Due to the Industrial Rope Access Project at the Gateway Arch

    Visitors may enter the Arch at the south leg only. Tram rides to the top are still available, the observation deck at the top will have restrictions. Usual walking paths may be closed; please look for signage or a Ranger for walking directions.

Goods & Services

Museum Shops

The Jefferson National Parks Association (JNPA), a not-for-profit organization, supports Museum Education Programs at the Old Courthouse and Museum of Westward Expansion. The Association operates stores offering a wide selection of books, videos, posters, and educational materials. In addition the Association also provides visitor convenience items such as film, disposable cameras, camera batteries and digital camera media at both the Old Courthouse and the Arch Visitor Centers. Snack foods, pain relievers, breath mints, sun screen and rain ponchos may be purchased at the Arch Visitor Center. The Old Courthouse Shop features materials relating to St. Louis history. For more information call (voice) 314-655-1627 or (voice) 1-800-537-7962. The Museum Store under the Gateway Arch offers a large selection of western history materials. For more information call (voice) 314-678-1530 or (voice) 1-800-537-7962. The Levee Mercantile is an educational exhibit explaining the role of a mercantile in St. Louis during the 1870s. Levee Mercantile offers snacks available in the 1870s such as muffins, fudge and cookies. For more information call (voice) 314-678-1540. Education discounts for schools are available by calling (voice) 314-678-1530 or (voice) 1-800-537-7962. Museum Stores and Levee Mercantile are located in the visitor center lobby and the Old Courthouse; all are run by the Jefferson National Parks Association.

Soda and Water Machines

The Jefferson National Parks Association (JNPA), also provides vending of soda and water for the park visitor in the Arch Visitor Center. Please be aware that there are no restaurants on the Arch grounds. Snack food is available from the Levee Mercantile store. For information about downtown restaurants click here to go to the Convention and Visitors Commission website.

Employees in period costume at the Levee Mercantile Store
Employees in period costume greet visitors at the Levee Mercantile store

Did You Know?

Cartoon fiddle

Pierre Cruzatte and George Gibson brought their fiddles along on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Their music entertained the group on many evenings. Click here to learn more about Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. More...