Partial eclipse start time: 1:17pm
Totality start time: 2:46pm
The closest place to the Grand Strand to see the eclipse is in the historic town of Georgetown, about halfway between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. The Kaminski House Museum is hosting an eclipse party on the lawn, with free viewing glasses, beer, wine, and soda for sale, and DJ Jeff Benton entertaining the crowd all afternoon. You can also plan to watch the eclipse for free at the Old Bridge Fishing Pier, the Harborwalk downtown, or Morgan Park, but plan to arrive early and any of these locations if you want to get a spot, as they’re likely to fill up quickly.