Construction FAQs

Construction North end of Arch grounds
Construction on the north end of the Riverfront and Gateway Arch grounds.

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The Gateway Arch is open during construction of the new museum exhibits and Visitor Center for tram rides to the top and for showings of the documentary Monument to the Dream. Tickets must be purchased in advance for any entry to the Arch. Visitors may no longer enter the Arch lobby without a ticket due to space limitations during this time.

Q: What changes can I expect when I visit the Gateway Arch during this time?
A: Due to construction, the capacity of the entire Gateway Arch facility will be limited. Currently each guest planning to enter the gateway Arch is required to have either a Journey to the Top ticket or an Arch Entry-Only ticket to be allowed access to the facility. Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://www.ticketsforthearch.com, in person at the Old Courthouse, or by calling
877-982-1410.

  • A Journey to the Top ticket includes a ride to the top as well as a showing of the documentary film Monument to the Dream (based on availability).
  • An Arch Entry-Only ticket will allow access to the Gateway Arch facility and includes admission to Monument to the Dream (based on availability).
Monument to the Dream will be shown continuously throughout the day, no reservations will be accepted to view the film.

Q: Why is the Museum of Westward Expansion closed?
A: Opened to the public in 1976, the Museum of Westward Expansion has undergone very few changes since its grand opening. As part of the CityArchRiver 2015 project that is revitalizing the Gateway Arch, its park grounds and surrounding areas, the Museum of Westward Expansion closed to make way for an entirely new museum and Visitor Center.

Q: When will the Gateway Arch Visitor Center and new museum exhibits be completed?
A: Construction is projected to be completed in the spring of 2017. However, this can change as the construction calendar unfolds.

Q: Will the Arch remain open during construction?
A: Yes, the Arch is expected to remain open during construction. However uncertain aspects may be unavailable for short durations as the construction calendar unfolds. All guests are encouraged to visit www.gatewayarch.com or call 877-982-1410 for operational updates before their visit.

Q: What are the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse's hours of operation?
A: During the winter, the Old Courthouse will operate from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;the Gateway Arch will operate from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. During summer (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day), the Old Courthouse will operate from 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; the Gateway Arch will operate from 8:00 am - 10 pm.


 
 

Last updated: June 17, 2015

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