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Gateway Arch National Park to Begin Phased Reopening

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Gateway Arch National Park

Dear Gateway Arch Park Foundation Supporters and Friends,

The Gateway Arch National Park announced its plan for the phased reopening of the Visitor Center and Museum at the Gateway Arch. Following  guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, the phased reopening  allows for increased visitor access while continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic closely. 

Phase one of reopening begins June 17, 2020. In this initial phase, visitors will have access to:

  • Gateway Arch Visitor Center
  • Museum at the Gateway Arch
  • Arch Store
  • Arch Cafe

All outdoor spaces at Gateway Arch National Park remain accessible. At this time, the Tram Ride to the Top and other park experiences are unavailable and will reopen during later phases. The hours of operation for Gateway Arch National Park will be 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. 

All guests will be required to have a free, timed-ticket reservation to enter the Gateway Arch visitor center. Timed-ticketed reservations will be open to the public beginning Monday, June 15, 2020. To reserve tickets, please visit the Gateway Arch website, www.gatewayarch.com, or by calling 877-982-1410.

Please note: Tickets are subject to availability, based on reduced building capacity. It is recommended to reserve tickets in advance.

As the Park begins this process, several new policies and protocols have been implemented to ensure the health and safety of all employees and visitors. 

  • Reduced visitor capacity inside the Museum and Visitor Center at the Gateway Arch. 
  • Social distancing floor markers throughout the facility.
  • Plexiglas barriers at ticket/order counters and the security checkpoint.
  • Rigorous and frequent disinfecting and sanitizing of public spaces and surfaces.
  • Hand sanitizing stations located throughout the facility.
  • Visitor experience staff members wearing face coverings and gloves where appropriate.

The National Park Service encourages visitors to follow CDC guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and take their own necessary precautions to protect themselves and the people around them:

  • Practice social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between you and others.
  • Wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Stay at home and contact your doctor if you feel sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

For information and FAQs about the phased re-opening of Gateway Arch National Park click here.

The Gateway Arch Park Foundation is excited to welcome the community back to experience Gateway Arch National Park. We look forward to safely coming together again and continuing our mission of preserving our great national park and surrounding areas for generations to come. 

As always, thank you for your continued support of Gateway Arch National Park.