Gateway Arch National Park Announces 2022 Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
ST. LOUIS—This Thanksgiving holiday weekend, gather friends and family to spend a day at Gateway Arch National Park. On Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, the Gateway Arch will operate in extended holiday hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Take advantage of these extra hours to experience all that Gateway Arch National Park has to offer. Discover more than 200 years of St. Louis history by exploring the six museum exhibit galleries in the reimagined Museum at the Gateway Arch. Learn about the construction of the monument by watching the documentary movie Monument to the Dream. Ascend 630 feet into the sky for bird’s-eye views of St. Louis and the Mississippi River on the Arch’s Tram Ride to the Top. Get started on holiday shopping at The Arch Store, which is stocked with unique Arch- and St. Louis-centric apparel, gifts and souvenirs. Grab a bite to eat at the Arch Café. Enjoy the five miles of paved paths around the Gateway Arch grounds after your Thanksgiving feast.
The Gateway Arch will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24.
The Thanksgiving weekend is a very busy time at the Arch. Visitors are strongly encouraged to secure Tram Ride to the Top tickets in advance by calling 877-982-1410 or going online to gatewayarch.com/buytickets.
Visitors should arrive at the Arch at least 30 minutes ahead of their scheduled tram time and enter the monument at the Arch entrance plaza, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Arch legs are exits only. Entrance to the Arch Visitor Center and the Museum at the Gateway Arch is always free.
Parking is available at the Stadium East Garage, located at 200 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102, for a fee. Visit iparkit.com/TheArch to pre-purchase parking with no validation required. If parking is not pre-purchased, validation is required by scanning/stamping parking tickets at one of two validators located inside the Arch Visitor Center. With each parking purchase at the Stadium East Garage, $1 will go to support ongoing conservation and preservation efforts, educational opportunities, and community programs at Gateway Arch National Park through Gateway Arch Park Foundation.
For more information, visit nps.gov/jeff or gatewayarch.com, or call 877-982-1410.
ABOUT GATEWAY ARCH NATIONAL PARK: Gateway Arch National Park is a unit of the National Park System that commemorates Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a unified continental nation and St. Louis’ role as the gateway to the American West during the 19th century and preserves the Old Courthouse as the site of the Dred Scott case. The park includes the Gateway Arch, the Arch grounds and the Old Courthouse, located on the riverfront in downtown St. Louis. Admission to the Museum at the Gateway Arch is free, and most programs are free of charge and open to the public. Many programs and events at the park benefit from the generous support from park partners Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Jefferson National Parks Association and Bi-State Development. The Gateway Arch is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Old Courthouse is currently closed. The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information about Gateway Arch National Park, visit NPS.gov/jeff.