The Museum at the Gateway Arch, previously called the Museum of Westward Expansion, is part of the Gateway Arch National Park and is located below the Gateway Arch. And by "below" we mean "underground"! The Museum tells the story of the Native Americans, explorers, pioneers, and rebels who made America possible. Featuring 201 years of history, spanning from 1764 to 1965, within six themed, interactive exhibit areas which celebrate the America’s pioneering spirit and explain the westward expansion of the United States with an emphasis on St. Louis' role during that time. The galleries feature topics such as Colonial Saint Louis, Jefferson's Vision, Manifest Destiny, The Riverfront Era, New Frontiers, and Building the Gateway Arch. There is no charge to visit the museum.
Visits to the Museum are free to the public. The Museum at the Gateway Arch is open year-round but is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Summer Hours run the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Winter Hours run the Tuesday after Labor Day through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. See the website for current hours.
The Museum at the Gateway Arch
located below the Arch
St. Louis, MO 63102