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St. Louis Storytelling Festival. Professional storytellers from across the country weave their tales at the Arch, Old Courthouse, and several other St. Louis locations, April 31 - May 2. For further information, call the Continuing Education Department at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, (314) 553-5911.
The Old Courthouse springs to life in patriotic colors for the annual Victorian July 4th celebration, June 14-July 14. The program includes extensive decorations, and over the July 4 weekend, music, speeches and interpreters in period clothing.
A Victorian Christmas is celebrated throughout the month of December at the Old Courthouse. Period decorations and Christmas trees, plus a regular program of concerts, bring a special holiday flair to downtown St. Louis.
Holidays Around the World is sponsored by the National Park Service and the International Folklore Federation, and features an exhibit of Christmas trees and displays spotlighting the traditions of various cultures in the Gateway Arch complex.
Hours: The Old Courthouse is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years day. Admission is free.
The Gateway Arch and Museum of Westward Expansion are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Memorial day through Labor day (summer hours), and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the remainder of the year (winter hours); closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years day.
The entrance fee is $2.00 per person, and no more than $4.00 per family. Separate fees are charged for tickets to see films and for the tram ride to the top of the Arch on a per-event basis. Free tours are given on a regular schedule, with times and subjects of tours posted each day at the entrance to the museum and the Old Courthouse. Tours usually last 45 minutes.
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis on the Mississippi River. Interstate Routes 44, 55, 64, and 70 converge near the park. Parking is available in the Arch Parking Garage on the north end of the park grounds on Washington Street, or at privately run surface lots and garages nearby. The Arch Parking Garage has a seven foot height restriction. A passenger drop-off area is available for visitors with mobility impairments near the Old Cathedral on Memorial Drive.
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