Solar Eclipse Celebration at Jefferson Barracks Park

August 21, 2017

Join us for an eclipse viewing at St. Louis County’s Jefferson Barracks Park!

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the St. Louis region will experience its first total solar eclipse in more than 400 years! As the moon’s shadow passes over the sun, only a relatively narrow pathway across the nation will have the opportunity to view this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Due to the angle of the eclipse, only the southern half of St. Louis will experience the total solar eclipse. The northern half of the County will only see a partial eclipse. Because of this, thousands of people will be heading south that day to see this amazing event. St. Louis County’s Jefferson Barracks Park will be hosting an eclipse viewing event along the Mighty Mississippi River!

At the park, the moon’s shadow begins its pass over the sun at 11:49 a.m. and the total eclipse phase will be from 1:17 p.m. – 1:19 .pm. Eye protection, in the form of specialized eclipse glasses will be required for safe viewing of the sun – looking at the sun directly, even during an eclipse, can cause permanent eye damage.

Stop by our information booth and say hello! We’ll be handing out maps, playing yard games and doing sun crafts. We’ll also have a misting tent to keep you cool.

The event at Jefferson Barracks will be free and open to the public. VIP Tickets are Sold Out.

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Jefferson Barracks Park

The Eclipse Viewing Party will be held in Jefferson Barracks Park

Get Directions

You can access the trailhead in Jefferson Barracks County Park by riding on the shared traffic lanes on South Broadway. The trailhead is located on Bigby Road.

#48 MetroBus (NOTE: when the Mississippi Greenway is connected to River Des Peres, this section will have access to the Catalan Loop MetroBus station on the corner of South Broadway and East Catalan!)

Not accessible via MetroLink at this time, but when it is connected to River Des Peres Greenway,  it will be accessible by the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne MetroLink station.

Parking is available at Jefferson Barracks Park trailhead (Gark & Bagby).