ALERT: The Gateway Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center has relocated to the Old Courthouse at 11 N. 4th Street. The walking distance between the Old Courthouse and the Arch entrance at the NORTH leg is approximately 7.5 blocks (10-15 minutes of average walking time). EACH guest planning to enter the Gateway Arch will be required to have EITHER a Journey to the Top ticket or an Arch Entry-Only ticket to be allowed access to the facility.  Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended.

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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Soaking Up the Last of Summer

August 10, 2017
Categories: Programming , Arch Grounds , Gateway Arch , National Park Service , St. Louis , Things to Do

Welp. St. Louis schools are back in session. We don’t know about you, but we’re not quite ready for the end of summer. But, all good things must come to an end... right? So as summer dwindles to a close, let’s soak up these last few weeks with FREE, family-friendly fun in STL. 

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SUMMERTIME AT THE ARCH AND OLD COURTHOUSE

May 26, 2017
Categories: Programming , Arch Grounds , Gateway Arch , National Park Service , St. Louis , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

Nothing quite screams “summer” like Memorial Day Weekend. From cookouts and American-themed pool parties to free events around the city, we’re looking forward to summer in the Lou.

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is hosting a variety of events starting this weekend all the way until Labor Day at the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. AND both will be operating with extended summer hours. The Gateway Arch is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m; and the Old Courthouse is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Most programs are free and open to the public – so mark your calendar and get ready to explore!

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STUNNING SPRINGTIME SCENERY IN ST. LOUIS

May 11, 2017
Categories: Arch Grounds , Gateway Arch , Riverboats , National Park Service , Construction , St. Louis , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

A collection of our favorite Instagrams this season! 

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JOIN US FOR NATIONAL PARK WEEK

April 13, 2017
Categories: Arch Grounds , Gateway Arch , National Park Service , St. Louis , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

The month of April not only brings us showers (and hopefully May flowers), but it also brings us National Park Week! From exploring your go-to park to discovering a new favorite, there are over 400 national parks in the U.S., and SIX specifically in Missouri, including the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Free, family-friendly, interactive programs will be available at the Old Courthouse all week long. We hope you can join us for the fun!

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Arch Builders Recognized with Commemorative Replica

April 6, 2017
Categories: Development , Gateway Arch , National Park Service , Construction

Fifty-five years ago in the small town of Warren, Penn., 280 men worked to weld, cut and fabricate 900 lbs of steel into what is now the Gateway Arch. 

To honor these men and their contributions to our beloved Gateway Arch, the Committee of Retired Boilermakers launched the “Baby Arch” campaign – with the goal of building a miniature replica of the Arch to recognize its original birthplace.

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Women’s History Month at the Old Courthouse

March 3, 2017
Categories: National Park Service , St. Louis , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate all women both past and present, the Old Courthouse hosts special programs and events that spotlight St. Louis’ nationally significant, local women's history. 

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President Ulysses S. Grant’s February Milestones

February 17, 2017
Categories: National Park Service , St. Louis , Things to Do

Although Presidents’ Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of George Washington, the federal holiday is now a day to commemorate all U.S. presidents.  

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We Want You to Join the Team at the Arch and Riverboats!

February 10, 2017
Categories: Arch Grounds , Gateway Arch , Riverboats , National Park Service , St. Louis

The Gateway Arch and the Gateway Arch Riverboats are looking for passionate, outgoing people to join their respective teams. From guiding tours to the top of the Arch, to bartending on the Mighty Mississippi– there’s an adventure for all. Check out our employment opportunities below and apply today!

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1767 Holiday Spirit

January 6, 2017
Categories: National Park Service , St. Louis , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

This Saturday, January 7, the Old Courthouse hosts the 1767 Twelfth Afternoon Ball, in which visitors will be transported back in time to Colonial America and celebrate the holiday season just how St. Louisans did in 1767.

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