The Gateway Arch will have extended holiday hours Thanksgiving weekend. Hours on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Visitors are encouraged to take a “Journey to the Top” tram ride and visit the Museum of Westward Expansion during their visit. They can also enjoy the Arch movies “Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West” and the award-winning “Monument to the Dream.” Tram and movie tickets can be purchased in advance.
“The Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse offer local residents and out-of-towners alike a distinctly St. Louis way to enjoy the holiday weekend,” said Ann Honious, Chief, Museum Services and Interpretation, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.
Also during Thanksgiving weekend, “Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse” events will be underway on Friday and Saturday.
A noontime holiday concert will feature a performance by the St. Louis Irish Arts on Friday, November 28 and a performance by St. Louis Confluence Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, November 29.
The Old Courthouse is located at 11 North Fourth Street in downtown St. Louis. These events are FREE and reservations are not required. A complete schedule of Historic Holiday Traditions events, including more about the Holiday Balls hosted by NPS, can be found online.
The Arch Parking Garage at 200 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis will permanently close to the public December 1 as part of the ongoing CityArchRiver 2015 renovations to the Gateway Arch Grounds. Visitors can find a list of preferred parking locations in downtown St. Louis.
The Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse are part of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, located on the riverfront in downtown t. Louis. The Gateway Arch is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the winter months.
The Old Courthouse is open daily year-round from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Most programs are FREE of charge and open to the public. Programs and events at the park are made possible by support from the Jefferson National Parks Association, and Bi-tate Development Agency.