Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Gateway Arch Offers Extended Hours on the day after Thanksgiving

November 23, 2009, 8:16 am
While the day after Thanksgiving is considered a shopping day, many people take the opportunity to visit the Gateway Arch. In fact, Friday, November 27, is expected to be the busiest day of the year for the Arch. Historically, more people visit the nation’s tallest monument on the day after Thanksgiving than any other day throughout the year. Last year, over 7,500 people visited the Gateway Arch.

To accommodate the visitors, the Gateway Arch will offer extended hours on Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. To help avoid long lines and possible ticket sellouts, visitors are encouraged to order tickets in advance at 877-982-1410 for: “Journey to the Top” tram ride; “Monument to the Dream” and “Lewis and Clark – Great Journey West” movies. Gateway Arch Riverboat sightseeing cruises and helicopter rides are also available at the riverfront.

In addition, the Old Courthouse will unveil Victorian holiday decorations and kick off the holiday season with appearances by local performers.

Gateway Arch Friday, November 27, and Saturday, November 28
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (extended hours)

Old Courthouse Friday, November 27, and Saturday, November 28
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

              Special performances:

Friday, November 27
11 a.m. – Bob Kramer’s Marionnettes
12 p.m. – St. Louis Brass Band Quintet
1 p.m. – The Caroling Party

Saturday, November 28
12 p.m. – Clayton Silver Strings
1 p.m. – Bob Kramer’s Marionnettes

The Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days.