Operating Hours & Seasons
HOURS OF OPERATION DURING CONSTRUCTION
OLD COURTHOUSE:Building hours: During the winter (Labor Day to Memorial Day Weekend), the Old Courthouse will be open from 8am to 5pm. During the summer (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day), the OCH will be open from 7:30am to 8pm.
Ticket Center hours: During the Winter, sales begin at 8:30am and end at 4:45pm.During the Summer, ticket sales will begin at 7:30am and end at 7:45pm.
GATEWAY ARCH: Building hours: During the winter (Labor Day to Memorial Day Weekend), the Arch will be open from 9am to 6pm.During the summer (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day), the Arch will be open from 8am to 10pm.
During the winter, the ticket booth outside the leg and cashier within the Arch will open at 9am and end sales at approximately 5:35pm.During the summer, these cashiers will be available to guests from 8am to 9:35pm. We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
When to Visit
Winter is a perfect time to visit! There are no lines for the trams, no waiting for movies, and the weather is surprisingly mild. Prolonged periods of extremely cold weather are rare, and in fact, records show that the temperature doesn't get lower than 32 degrees more than 25 days throughout the winter!
When spring returns, so do the group tours. In May and early June, there are light crowds with minimal waiting. The weather is mild and the extended hours give your plans flexibility.
Normal Daily Mean Temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit)*
Average Percent of Days with Sunshine*
*Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration