Professional Tour Guide Association The Professional Tour Guide Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (PTGSTL) was founded in 2004 to raise public awareness of the tour guide profession and to insure the highest quality of services. Most of the tour guides in St. Louis are members of the PTGASTL and are certified professionals (CTG).

Meetings for the members are held regularly on the third Wednesday in the months of January, February, April, June, August and October at various attractions. Presentations at meetings are designed to contribute to ongoing education. The organization offers membership in four categories: corporate members, tour guides, associates, and emeritus.

Civic pride is nothing new in St. Louis. It is known as the Gateway to the West, which is celebrated with the tallest national monument, the Gateway Arch. This moniker dates from the 1803 Louisiana Purchase and 1804 Lewis and Clark Discovery. Residents are proud of this unique city. They enjoy pointing out landmarks and the wealth of free attractions to visiting friends and family. Others have discovered a passion for the city, its nooks and crannies, its people both past and present, which has led them to conduct tours. These guides would like to have you learn more about the history of the region and its many wonderful attractions, including:


  • The Gateway Arch and the Old Court House
  • Union Station
  • St. Louis Cathedral Basilica
  • Forest Park with its Zoo, Art Museum, Science Center, and History Museum
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • St. Louis University
  • And…. much, much more!

For more information please contact us! info@ptgastl.org