Gateway to the West

The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis' role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson's role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse.

a graphic with mountains, the sun and a bird in flight that says Park Week 2021

Upcoming events for Park Week

Learn more about the upcoming programs and events at Gateway Arch National Park during National Park Week 2021

Visitors enjoy the top of the Arch with facemasks and plexiglass barriers

Tram Opening with Limited Access

The Tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch reopens

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Virtual Tours and Live Feed from the top

Virtual tours and a live feed from top of the Gateway Arch bring the park to your device!

the glass entrance to the visitor center at the Arch with the Old Courthouse in the distance

Plan Your Visit

Plan your trip to the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse

statue of Dred and Harriet Scott outside of the Old Courthouse

The Dred Scott Trial

One of the most important cases ever tried in the United States began here when Dred and Harriet Scott filed for their freedom.

Last updated: April 14, 2021

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Mailing Address:

11. North 4th Street
St. Louis, MO 63102

Phone:

(314) 655-1600

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