• Looking up at the Gateway Arch

    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown

    Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges are closed. This leaves Walnut St. as the only point of entry to the Arch grounds from the city. If you park in the Arch garage there is access from the north end of the park. See maps. More »

Plan Your Visit

Spring and summer are busy times at the Arch. Sometimes we sell out of tickets to visit the top. Reserve your spot in advance online or by calling toll-free 877-982-1410.

Security Note:

Due to security measures at the Gateway Arch, all visitors to the Arch must pass through a security checkpoint. No weapons--including knives--are allowed. If you have pre-purchased your tram ticket, please arrive at least 30 minutes before your tram time.

Visitors taking a tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch for a stunning panoramic view of the St. Louis area. See a screening of the film "Monument to the Dream" which details the construction of the Arch. Or take in a film at the Odyssey Theatre, which shows movies on its wide-screen, four-story tall screen.


The Museum of Westward Expansion highlights the people, places and events of the American west during the 1800s through an extensive collection of artifacts, mounted animal specimens, authentic Plains Indian tipi, and overview of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Make a stop at one of the museum shops for a wide selection of books, videos, posters, and educational materials.


The Historic Old Courthouse houses restored courtrooms, a History Channel film about the Dred Scott case, history galleries outlining the people, places and events contributing to St. Louis' role as Gateway to the West during the 1800s.


Check out the Schedule of Events to learn about upcoming activities and programs.


Teachers, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Leaders
Please visit the "For Teachers" section to find programs and resources for your class, Boy Scout or Girl Scout group.




 

Did You Know?

Drawing of Dred Scott from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1857

In 1846, a slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom at the St. Louis Courthouse. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the verdict set the stage for the Civil War. Today, the Old Courthouse is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Click to learn more about Dred Scott. More...