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.

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When are masks required?

Read about the current status of mask mandates at Gateway Arch National Park

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Summer at the Gateway Arch

Learn more about summer activities at the Gateway Arch

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Plan Like a Park Ranger!

Plan Like a Park Ranger and don't miss these top ten tips for visiting Gateway Arch National Park

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Tram Ride to the Top

Learn about the unique transportation system that brings visitors to the top of the Gateway Arch. It's an experience you won't soon forget!

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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!

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Plan Your Visit

Plan your trip to the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse

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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.

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NPS Wellness Challenge

Personal wellness is well within reach. Learn more about the National Park Service Wellness Challenge located at Gateway Arch National Park

Last updated: August 21, 2022

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One Memorial Drive
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St. Louis , MO 63102

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314 655-1600

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