• the Gateway Arch celebrates 50 years in 2015, the Arch shortly after completion in November 1965


    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

Plan Your Visit

Museum Closure Notice Questions and Answers
Museum of Westward Expansion Closure and the Old Courthouse
as the Gateway Arch Ticket and Visitor Center During Construction

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. 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 and a History Channel film about the Dred Scott case. New exhibits featuring Colonial St. Louis, Lewis and Clark and the fur trade, and the clash of cultures between pioneers and American Indians will open in April 2015.

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.


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