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Gateway Arch Announces 2022 Entrance Fee-Free Days

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Gateway Arch as seen from Dred Scott Way

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News Release Date: January 7, 2022

Contact: Pam Sanfilippo, 314-655-1611

Contact: Jenna Todoroff,, 636-530-1235

The five National Park Service entrance fee-free days for 2022 are:

  • Monday, January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Saturday, April 16: First day of National Park Week
  • Thursday, August 4: Great American Outdoors Act anniversary
  • Friday, September 24: National Public Lands Day
  • Friday, November 11: Veterans Day

“Take advantage of fee-free days and experience the wonder of urban national parks with the Tram Ride to the Top and the Documentary Movie at Gateway Arch National Park!” said Pam Sanfilippo, Program Manager, Museum Services and Interpretation. “There is so much to do and see at the park, including the always-free Museum at the Gateway Arch and interpretive NPS programming, as well as shopping at The Arch Store, dining at the Arch Café and exploring the 91-acre park grounds.”

The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens. Learn more about the variety of passes offered by the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series.

Consistent with CDC recommendations, face coverings are required to be worn by everyone ages 2 and older in all federal buildings, regardless of vaccination status. All COVID-19 safety protocols can be found online at

ABOUT GATEWAY ARCH NATIONAL PARK: Gateway Arch National Park is located on the riverfront in downtown St. Louis. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Old Courthouse is currently closed. The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Most programs are FREE of charge and open to the public. Programs and events at the park are made possible by the generous support from park partners Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Jefferson National Parks Association, and Bi-State Development.

Last updated: January 7, 2022

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