Charleston, South Carolina Your solar eclipse headquarters

Viewing the Eclipse

Charleston conveniently falls directly into the path of totality of the 2017 solar eclipse. It is on the southern reaches of the path, so Charleston is a perfect place for not just viewing the eclipse, but also avoiding the crowds!

When to Watch

To see the eclipse, make sure you have a great spot on the beach by 5:16PM, for the beginning of the partial eclipse. The total eclipse will begin just an hour and a half later at 6:46PM, before reaching it's max at 6:47:05. Don't blink though! The eclipse will be over at 6:47:56PM. Perfect timing to post your photos and head to one of the attractions listed below.

Local Attractions

  • Rainbow Row
  • Battery Park
  • Fort Sumter
  • City Market
  • Beaches, beaches, beaches!

Bizarre America

Looking for cheese? Or maybe bats? Check out the Stumphouse Tunnel a few hours northwest of Charleston. Check out the abandoned railroad tunnel which was once used to house bleu cheese for its temperate climate. Yum!

food and nightlife

  • Palmetto Brewing Company: Oldest Brewery in Charleston!
  • Revelry Brewing Company: Beer and Brisket!
  • Callie's Hot Little Biscuit: Fulfill your Southern food craving!


Your eyes! Watch out for them. Protect your eyes while watching the eclipse with specialty solar eclipse glasses. Check out below!


Created with images by marygasaway - "church steeple spire" • daveynin - "Rainbow Row" • louisepython - "LP--stumphouse tunnel-26"

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