February 27, 2017
Special Programming Commemorating the Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision
The first weekend in March, the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis will host special programs that spotlight enslaved African American Dred Scott’s historic suit for freedom, which he launched in 1846. The case’s lowerReenactment of the Dred and Harriet Scott Case
Saturday and Sunday, March 4 & 5 at 2:00 p.m.
The enslaved Scott family—including Dred, Harriet, and their daughters—sued for their freedom from slavery prior to the
Civil War. In one of the Old Courthouse’s restored courtrooms, park rangers will facilitate a mock trial, and participants
will read printed scripts, taking on the roles of the people involved in Mr. and Mrs. Scott’s 1850 trial.court trials were heard in 1847 and 1850 at the Old Courthouse.
January 31, 2017
Special Programming During African-American Heritage Month
On weekends during February 2017, Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis hosts special programs and events that spotlight history in St. Louis during African-American Heritage Month.
January 10, 2017
Gateway Arch Receives Exterior Lighting Upgrades
Monument will be unlit while lighting panels are replaced.
November 30, 2016
Gateway Arch Museum to Get New Exhibits
National Park Service Awards 17.1 Million Small Business Contract.
November 10, 2016
Gateway Arch Tram Operations Temporarily Suspended
Arch Visitor Center, Monument to the Dream movie, and Arch Store will remain open Old Courthouse will continue to operate normally. Tram rides will resume in spring 2017.
February 26, 2015
Tickets Required to Enter Gateway Arch Beginning Monday, March 2
Old Courthouse serves as Gateway Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center during construction.