Special Event


Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Saratoga National Historical Park



Dates & Times


Monday, April 8, 2024


2:00 PM


2 hours and 30 minutes

Type of Event

Children’s Program


Come join us to experience 97% totality but 100% of the fun!
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible as it crosses from Texas to Maine. Visitors to Saratoga National Historical Park can experience 97% totality. Totality is how much of the sun is blocked by the moon’s shadow. 
Saratoga NHP will be hosting a viewing party on April 8th from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. A limited number of solar eclipse viewers will be available first-come-first served. Please bring your own if you have them to make this supply last as long as possible. There will also be ranger programs and junior ranger activities. Junior Rangers have the opportunity to complete Eclipse Explorer Booklets and earn special Junior Ranger Solar Eclipse Badges.
For those planning to join us for viewing the solar eclipse with 97% totality but 100% of the fun, check out our event schedule! Visitors can join us on the Visitor Center Lawn to get solar viewers, attend a ranger program, and participate in the Eclipse Explorer Program. We do have a limited number of solar viewers so it will be first come, first serve. If you have your own, please bring them with you. If the parking lot at the Visitor Center is full or if you would like to view the eclipse from another part of the park, visitors are allowed to park in the parking lots at the stops along the Battlefield Tour Road. If these parking lots fill up, visitors are allowed to park along the RIGHT side of the tour road, far enough to the side so traffic can still pass by.
Check out our event schedule for the afternoon at the Visitor Center:
2:00 pm
Visitors arrive, collect solar viewers and Eclipse Explorer materials, and pick viewing spots.
2:30 pm
Ranger Program: Under the Same Sun
This 30-minute program on the Visitor Center Lawn will discuss what eclipses are, our shared fascination with them throughout history, and will help Eclipse Explorers complete their activity book.
3:00 pm
Eclipse Explorers can collect their badges and visitors can observe the eclipse.
3:25 pm
The eclipse reaches its peak for our area at 97 % totality.
4:30 pm
The viewing party concludes.
Want to learn more about what an eclipse is and how to view it safely? Visit: https://www.nps.gov/.../natur.../upcoming-solar-eclipses.htm
Check out the Eclipse Explorer Program: https://www.nps.gov/.../eclipse-explorer-junior-ranger...

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Contact Information

Kristin Vinduska
(518) 670-2985
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