Gateway Arch Visitor Center
Top of the Arch
The top of the Gateway Arch is not wheelchair accessible. To reach it and return, you must manage a minimum of 96 steps, which are separated into 6 flights of stairs. Please be aware you may need to stand 30-60 minutes or longer, especially during the busy summer season. There are no restrooms or benches at the top of the Arch. Service animals (as defined by the US Departmentment of Justice) are permitted.
Museum Under the Arch
Old CourthouseThe Old Courthouse is currently closed for renovations.
The Levee and Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard
There are around 65 steps in the Grand Staircase between the Arch Grounds and Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, which is next to the levee. Two ramps provide an accessible path from Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard to the Gateway Arch grounds. The parking spaces on the cobblestone levee are not accessible due to the slope.
For further information, please contact us through our information line at 314-655-1600, or call Missouri relay at (voice) 1-800-735-2966. Missouri Relay provides services for those who are hearing impaired.
If you are a U.S. citizen and have a permanent disability, you may obtain a free Access Pass at the Gateway Arch Information Desk. The pass allows free admission to federal areas which charge entrance fees and may provide reductions for other fees.
Last updated: June 26, 2022