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 SOUTH leg is approximately 0.3 miles (7 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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Happy Holidays, St. Louis!

December 1, 2017
Categories: Programming , Arch Grounds , Gateway Arch , National Park Service , St. Louis , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

It’s the most wonderful time of the year –

There are ice skates for renting,

And holiday concerts for attending,

And many activities full of cheer! 

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Nature 101: HBD, NPS!

August 24, 2017
Categories: Gateway Arch , National Park Service , St. Louis , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

For 101 years, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks – six of which are located right here in Missouri. In honor of NPS’ 101st birthday on August 25, 2017, here are some of our favorite ways to explore nature. 

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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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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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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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Oh, Snap! Our Favorite Fall Instagrams

November 18, 2016
Categories: Arch Grounds , Gateway Arch , Old Courthouse

Our favorite Instagrams from this season!

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A Colossal Columbus Day Idea

October 7, 2016
Categories: Gateway Arch , National Park Service , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

Columbus Day (this Monday, October 10!) commemorates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in and the discovery of the New World. In honor of this day, embark on your own voyage of discovery...

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Find Your Missouri Park: Take the Passport Challenge

August 27, 2016
Categories: Gateway Arch , National Park Service , Old Courthouse , Things to Do

Now is the perfect time to experience Missouri’s national parks. And what better way than with a little challenge?

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