Date: Aug 21, 2017 | Time: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Great American Total Solar Eclipse Viewing at Jefferson Barracks Park. The eclipse of the sun will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017, being at 11:52am and ending at 2:44pm, with the totality lasting from 1:16-1:19pm. The angle of the eclipse will make it visible as a TOTAL eclipse to the southern half of St. Louis County and a PARTIAL eclipse in the northern half.
Jefferson Barracks Park will be hosting an eclipse viewing event on that day. Viewing a solar eclipse can only be done with specialized eclipse glasses. NEVER look directly at the sun without proper protection. Permanent eye damage can occur. Eclipse glasses can be purchased for $1.00 each at several locations before the event. See website for all the details. This event is FREE.
Jefferson Barracks Park is an historic site that served as an U.S. Army post from 1826 to 1946. It is host to many St. Louis County Park events in its 426 acres of parkland. The park features the St. Louis County Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, the Jefferson Barracks Museums, many recreational facilities, overnight camping areas and facilities, picnic sites and shelters. Jefferson Barracks also has two wedding sites available.
Directions: Located in Lemay, Missouri along the Mississippi River. Take Telegraph Road/Highway 231/Kingston Drive to the S. Broadway entrance to the park. S. Broadway turns into Grant Road. Make a left on North Road to Visitors Center. The Jefferson Barracks Museums in the Old Ordnance Room and the Powder Magazine are nearby on Bagby Road.
345 North Road,