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Where Can I Get Solar Eclipse Glasses in Charleston?!



Last update: 8/21/17 at 11:25 am – THIS IS THE LAST UPDATE, so I recommend contacting these venues before making a trip. Also, be sure to ask if the glasses are NASA approved.

Hey slackers! I see you waited to the last possible moment to find some solar eclipse glasses. I’m compiling a list of places you can find those precious accessories ahead of Monday’s celestial event.

If you are attending an event, the organizers are likely providing you with eclipse glasses. I recommend contacting them beforehand to be sure.

  • Ace Hardware (713 Old Trolley Rd, Summerville)
  • Andrew Pinckney Inn (40 Pinckney Street, Charleston)
  • Aussie Outfitters Casual Sole (87 S Market St, Charleston)
  • Best Buy locations
  • The Brick (24 Ann Street, Charleston. Starting at 6 pm, spend $10, get a free pair of glasses)
  • Carolina Eye (112 Rutledge Ave, Charleston. Closed until Monday)
  • Celebrity Styles, 79 (S Market St., Charleston)
  • Charleston County Public Library branches (VERY LIMITED, click here for when/where they are available).
  • Charleston Eclipse Glasses (stand on Coleman Blvd. in the GDC Home parking lot. Cash recommended)
  • Charles Towne Landing (gift shop)
  • Coconut Joe’s Beach Grill (1120 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC)
  • College of Charleston Book Store (160 Calhoun St, Charleston. Reports of VERY long lines)
  • Cottingham Drive in Mt Pleasant – Someone said they saw a lemonade and eclipse glass stand on Sunday. Lemonade $1, eclipse glasses $5.
  • East Cooper Medical Center
  • Folly Road (across from where Cha Cha’s used to be – 1409 Folly Rd, James Island)
  • Ghost Monkey Brewery (522 Wando Ln, Mount Pleasant)
  • Guerin’s Pharmacy (140 S Main St., Summerville)
  • Hamby Catering (925 St Andrews Blvd., Charleston)
    • Comes with the purchase of the Eclipse Eats package at $69. This feeds approximately 8 guests and comes with ONE pair of complimentary glasses
  • Harris Teeter (675 Folly Rd., James Island, in the produce dept.)
  • Island of Palms Front Beach (Available on Monday, 8/21 starting at 11 am on. One per person while supplies last)
  • Jackson Davenport Vision (379 King Street, Charleston)
  • Lowcountry Eye Care (1251 Savannah Hwy, Charleston. May be for patients only)
  • Mace Brown Museum of Natural History (CofC, 202 Calhoun St., Charleston. Open until 4 pm on Sunday. Open 11 am – 1 pm on Monday)
  • Metro PCS (1650 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston)
  • MoonPie General Store (48 N Market Street)
  • Nature Adventures (Shrimp Boat Ln, Mount Pleasant)
  • Northwoods Mall (reports of multiple stands inside the mall)
  • Palmettoville (51 s Market Street, Charleston)
  • Plantation Pharmacy (531 Wappoo Rd., Charleston)
  • Recovery Room (685 King Street, Charleston. FREE. Available at noon)
  • Red Top Welcome Center of Charleston (3937 Savannah Hwy., Charleston)
  • Sky Zone (411 Wando Park Blvd, Mt Pleasant)
  •  StayMobile
    • 4920 Centre Point Dr., North Charleston (The Shoppes at Centre Point)
    • 605 Saint James Avenue, Goose Creek
  • Toys “R” Us locations
  • Velocity Air Sports  (8551 Rivers Ave, North Charleston. “The first 150 jumpers on Sunday, Aug. 20th and Monday, Aug. 21st GET FREE ECLIPSE GLASSES when they buy their JUMP ticket! SUNDAY: Open from 11am-7pm / MONDAY: Open from 10am-9pm)
  • Walmart locations (many are selling out, so check before you go)
  • Wonder Works (188 Meeting St., Charleston)


  1. Hillary

    August 18, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Called Skyzone in Mount Pleasant and they don’t have any.

  2. k

    August 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    called harris teeter folly road they are sold out.

  3. J

    August 19, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Called every single Walmart in the area,. They are sold out.

  4. Anonymous

    August 19, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    GDC still has plenty!

  5. Davis Moell

    August 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    How much is GDC sellling for? Is the stand outside the same thing?

    • Holy City Sinner

      August 19, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      I would call GDC to be sure, but I believe people are just talking about the stand outside

  6. Anonymous

    August 20, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Palmettoville on market street has them at non inflated prices… 51 south market street.

  7. Deren Sawyer

    August 20, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Palmettoville has plenty at non inflated prices. 51 s market street

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