2017 Eclipse Across America at Charleston Area National Park Sites

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Date: August 2, 2017
Contact: Dawn Davis, 843-883-3123

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site is planning activities for the upcoming 2017 Eclipse Across America on August 21, 2017. Activities for the public, including an eclipse junior ranger activity book and badge for children, will be offered from 1:00 pm -4:30 pm. In addition to the family-friendly activities, Sun and Salutations yoga class will be offered from 1:30 pm-2:00 pm. A towel or yoga mat is recommended for this activity.  

Arrive early as space and parking will be limited. Never look directly at the sun or serious injury can occur. The parks will have limited supplies of special-purpose solar glasses that will be distributed on August 21st. “We are anticipating very large crowds at our sites that day since the parks are in the path of totality. This will be a historic and memorable event for all to experience, especially at a national park site,” said acting Superintendent Gary Stansberry. Visitors are encouraged to bring snacks. A water fountain and bottle filling station are available at all sites. Sunscreen and insect repellant are recommended.

Charles Pinckney National Historical Site is a 28-acre remnant of Charles Pinckney’s Farm plantation, located at 1254 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC. Gorgeous grounds boast ornamental gardens, live oak, Spanish moss, and a half-mile loop trail. An 1828 low country cottage serves as the park’s visitor center and museum. Exhibits and a film tell the story of Charles Pinckney’s role as a drafter and signer of the US Constitution, and his leading role in the early development of South Carolina. Park entrance is free.

For more information call 843-881-5516. 

Last updated: August 2, 2017

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