Image of 1908 total solar eclipse, Flint Islands. Photo from National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Six Historic Places to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Maryland

08/17/2017
By Waxter Intern

Marylanders join the world in gearing up for Monday, August 21, 2017 to experience the biggest celestial event of the year – the coast-to-cost solar eclipse! In Maryland, there are several historic places that are offering viewing parties, including Historic London Town and Gardens and the College Park Aviation Museum.

SOLAR ECLIPSE

The United States has not seen an eclipse of this type for nearly 100 years and in some places, there will be a total solar eclipse where the Moon will completely obscure the Sun. In Maryland, we’re expecting an 80% overlap that will still be a spectacular sight.

NOTE: Viewing any fraction of the eclipse can be very dangerous. Proper eyewear is absolutely necessary. NASA has more safety information online, at: eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.

WHERE TO VIEW

Maryland Science Center
Baltimore City
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Historic London Town and Gardens
Edgewater, Anne Arundel County
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Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park
Silver Spring, Montgomery County
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College Park Aviation Museum
College Park, Prince George’s County
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Assateague Island Visitor Center
Berlin, Worcester County
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Solar Eclipse Cruise
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County
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MORE INFORMATION

ECLIPSE VIEWING SAFETY

Archival Eclipse Pictures

This post was written by Maggie Pelta-Pauls, a Waxter Intern with Preservation Maryland. A graduate of The College of William and Mary, Maggie is primed to research and write about Maryland history – especially culinary history. Learn more about Maggie and our The Waxter Memorial Internship program here: presmd.org/waxter.

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A legacy gift from William D. Waxter, III established the Waxter Memorial Internship to help Preservation Maryland support the next generation in historic preservation.

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