Gateway Arch Monument

the stainless steel Gateway Arch rises 630 feet over snowy grounds against a clear blue sky
The Gateway Arch in winter

NPS Photo, Jennifer Clark

Quick Facts
St. Louis, Missouri
National Register of Historic Places, Historic Designated Landscape
National Park

Accessible Rooms, Baby Changing Station, Benches/Seating, Bicycle - Rack, Captioned Media, Elevator, Entrance Passes For Sale, First Aid/Medical Care Available, Food/Drink - Cafeteria, Food/Drink - Snacks, Food/Drink - Vending Machine/Self Service, Gifts/Souvenirs/Books, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Information, Information - Maps Available, Information - Ranger/Staff Member Present, Internet/WiFi Available, Low-Vision Access, Open Captioning, Recycling, Restroom, Restroom - Accessible, Restroom - Family, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Tactile Exhibit, Theater/Auditorium, Ticket Sales, Toilet - Flush, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Water - Bottle-Filling Station, Water - Drinking/Potable, Wheelchair Accessible, Wheelchairs Available

"Neither an obelisk nor a rectangular box nor a dome seemed right on this site or for this purpose. But here, at the edge of the Mississippi River, a great arch did seem right." -Eero Saarinen

As the nation's tallest monument, the Gateway Arch has welcomed visitors for more than fifty years with its iconic, awe-inspiring shape. The vision of renowned architect Eero Saarinen, the Gateway Arch commemorates Thomas Jefferson's vision and St. Louis' role in the westward expansion of the United States.

Please see the information about the Gateway Arch Visitor Center for hours to visit the top and the museum, film, shop and cafe. 

Gateway Arch National Park

Last updated: April 16, 2021