Perfectly framed by the Arch is the old Nineteenth Century Courthouse that looks like a state Capitol. For all its architectural splendor, it is most famous for housing the Dredd Scott case which move the country towards Civil War. Currently the courthouse is closed for interior renovations.
A must see for anyone visiting St. Louis. The Old Court House is a perfect accompaniment to the arch. They together make up the Gateway Arch National Park. Two incredible pieces of architecture that represent America's dream and fulfillment of being a nation "from sea to shining sea" and the dark underbelly of how we accomplished that goal.
Old Courthouse. Stand in the footsteps of American heroes at this beautifully restored federal courthouse. The site of several pivotal cases, the Old Courthouse is where the enslaved Dred and Harriet Scott sued for their freedom and Virginia Minor fought for women’s right to vote. Learn More.
About. Site of the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case and is also where Virginia Minor fought for women's right to vote. Houses four exhibit galleries providing a rich history of early St. Louis. Trial reenactments, ranger-led tours available. Open daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Limited accessibility. 11 N.
USA TODAY Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this story misstated the year of the Dred Scott decision. It was decided in 1857. St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch is one of...
Visiting the Arch from downtown St. Louis: All walking paths onto the Arch grounds from the City are open. See our Pedestrian Map for details.*. *Visitors entering the monument must use the west entrance, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs have become exits only.
Explore the 1850s St. Louis Riverfront Era in Virtual Reality with "Cobblestones & Courage", an exciting new 3D experience at Gateway Arch National Park.
FREE - Registration is recommend. Register Here. Visit St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch. Discover amazing views from the top – at 630 feet.
Take a load off and take in the views on this relaxing daytime cruise that shows St. Louis from the river that built it. Adults (16-59) $24; Children (3–15) $14; Seniors: (60+) $22; Infant Ticket (0-2): FREE must have a ticket.
St. Louis Riverfront Cruise. Catch some of the best views of the Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis on a fascinating one-hour riverboat tour. Daily cruises: 10:30 am, noon, 1:30 pm, 3 pm, 4:30 pm, 6 pm and 7:30 pm *Times vary, call (877) 982-1410 for schedule.