Gateway Arch Tram Operations Temporarily Suspended

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News Release Date: November 10, 2016

Contact: Rhonda Schier, 314-655-1634

Contact: Jenna Todoroff, 636-530-1235

ST. LOUIS—Journey to the Top tram rides at the Gateway Arch will be temporarily suspended beginning Monday, November 28 to replace the motor generator sets and upgrade the tram’s electrical system. The Visitor Center, The Arch Store, Monument to the Dream documentary film and riverfront via the Arch Grand Staircase will remain available to visitors. Tram rides will resume in late-April 2017.

“During this time, visitors can experience the Arch in a variety of ways,” says Rhonda Schier, Chief of Museum Services and Interpretation at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. “Inside the Visitor Center, they can learn about the history of the Arch from National Park Service rangers; shop for westward expansion and Arch-related merchandise at The Arch Store; and watch the newly digitized and restored award-winning documentary movie Monument to the Dream at no charge, which chronicles the construction of the Gateway Arch.” In addition the North Gateway is open and ready for visitors to stroll the walkways and enjoy the park's new landscape.

The Old Courthouse will continue to operate normally and offers museum exhibits as well as interpretive programming. “We encourage everyone to visit the Old Courthouse to view free exhibit galleries focusing on early St. Louis, Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery expedition and the settlement of the Great Plains; restored original courtrooms; and an exhibit focused on Dred and Harriet Scott,” says Schier. “Visitors can also participate in living history events with mock trials in the Old Courthouse’s restored courtrooms.”participate in living history events with mock trials in the Old Courthouse’s restored courtrooms.”

A list of several downtown St. Louis parking locations within walking distance of the Old Courthouse and the Gateway Arch is available at Metered street parking is also available nearby. Visitors are encouraged to check for up-to-date information on road detours and construction news before their visit.

Visit, or; or call 877-982- 1410. Reservations are not required, but large groups should call 314-655-1614 to alert the Old Courthouse of their attendance.

The Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse are part of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, located on the riverfront indowntown St. Louis. The Gateway Arch Visitor Center features The Arch Store and Monument to the Dream documentary movie.

It is open daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the winter. The Old Courthouse, which features westward expansion exhibits, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Old Courthouse is located at 11 North Fourth Street, St. Louis, MO 63102. 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 our cooperating association, Jefferson National Parks Association, and Bi-State Development.

Last updated: March 14, 2017

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