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Solar Eclipse

4/8/2024 | Towosahgy State Historic Site | East Prairie, MO

Come out to Towosahgy State Historic Site to celebrate a total solar eclipse and view this incredible astronomical event! We have an exciting event planned, so bring your eclipse glasses and a chair or blanket and join us!

The eclipse will last from 12:41-3:17 p.m., with a one-minute, 45-second period of totality starting at 1:59 p.m.

Schedule of Activities:
  • 10 a.m. – Meet and greet with Missouri State Parks staff and archaeologists from the Archaeological Institute of America
  • 11 a.m. – Short lecture by Dr. Michael Fuller of the Archaeological Institute of America describing the Mississippian culture at Towosahgy State Historic Site
  • 11:30 a.m. – Short lecture by Dr. Michael Fuller on 19th and 20th century American Indian traditions concerning solar eclipses

This event is sponsored by Missouri State Parks and the Archaeological Institute of America. It is free and open to the public, and registration is not required. Activities will take place at the interpretive shelter, which is located next to the parking lot.

For more information, call Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573-748-5340.

Event time: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

See the event flyer.

See more eclipse events at Missouri State Parks.

Towosahgy State Historic Site is located at:

County Road 502, East Prairie, MO | 573-748-5340

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs