ALERT: The Tram Ride to the Top of the Arch is TEMPORARILY CLOSED for system improvements until late-April 2017. During the closure, no ticket is required for entry into the Arch facility which includes The Arch Store and the award-winning documentary, "Monument to the Dream". (free showings throughout the day).

 

Please Note: The Museum of Westward Expansion, located under the Gateway Arch is closed for significant renovations. Certain artifacts from the Museum are on display in exhibit galleries at the Old Courthouse.

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Gateway Arch Anniversary Commemorative Events: October 28

Date: October 28, 2015

Time: Commemoration Ceremony: 11am, Cupcakes: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Old Courthouse | 11 North 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

Price: FREE

Recognition Ceremony and Birthday Party – Wednesday, October 28, 11 am

At 11 am—the moment when the final piece of the Gateway Arch was put into place 50 years ago—National Park Service leadership, along with local officials and partner dignitaries, will lead a special recognition ceremony commemorating the completion of the Arch on the Fourth Street side of the Old Courthouse.

Free Cupcakes! 

From 11:30am - 1:30pm, Sarah's Cake Stop & Destination Desserts cupcake trucks will distribute free 50th anniversary-themed cupcakes to the first 1,000 visitors. The trucks will be located on 4th street on the east side of the Old Courthouse (11 North 4th Street). 

$1 Journey to the Top Tram Rides – October 28, all day

For one day only, Journey to the Top tram ride tickets will be sold at the original price of $1. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Old Courthouse, online at http://ticketsforthearch.com or by calling 877-982-1410.

Visitors to the top will receive:

  • A “Top of the Arch” lapel button modeled after one that was originally distributed when the trams opened in 1967.
  • An “I Went to the Top” certificate, similar to the certificate handed out to riders in the 1960s.

Limited-edition 50th Anniversary Merchandise

Custom-designed 50th anniversary items—including hats, shirts, jackets, mugs, coasters, and more—are available for purchase in the Museum Store located under the Gateway Arch, the Old Courthouse Gift Shop, and online at www.shop.jnpa.com.

Partners and sponsors of these events include the National Park Service, Bi-State Development , Jefferson National Parks Association, City of St. Louis, and the Missouri History Museum.
 

Check out all other anniversary celebrations at gatewayarch.com/50

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dred Scott Portrait Painting Workshops

Dred Scott Portrait Painting Workshops

Date: Every Saturday, Sunday

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Old Courthouse | 11 North 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

Price: FREE

Daily One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise 2017

Daily One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise 2017

Date: Daily

Time: Cruises run throughout the day. Call for times & availability.

Location: Gateway Arch Riverboats, 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63102

Price: $20/adult (16+ yrs), $10/child (3-15 yrs)

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