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Central NH Total Solar Eclipse Guide

No matter where you choose to watch the 2024 total solar eclipse in Central New Hampshire, be sure to arrive early, bring proper eye protection, and savor every moment of this extraordinary celestial event.

Check out these solar eclipse promotions from our Chamber members and friends.

NH Total Solar Eclipse 2024


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Free Solar Glasses

Elaine Hughes Realty Group will be giving away FREE solar eclipse viewing glasses at their Ashland office (4 per household, while supplies last) on the following dates:

Thursday, April 4 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, April 5 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m.-noon

116 Main Street, Ashland
(603) 968-3112


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Solar Eclipse Presentation

Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 10 a.m.

During this presentation, Plymouth State University Assistant Professor of Practice, Physics, and Astronomy Brad Moser, PhD,  will have hands-on demonstrations for attendees to try out, as well as Free Solar Eclipse Glasses for all who attend.

Holderness Free Library
866 US Rt. 3, Holderness, NH 03245
(603) 968-7066


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Live Broadcast

During the eclipse on Monday, April 8, The Hawk, Lakes FM, and Mountain Country 97 will be broadcasting LIVE from the Lancaster Motel, which will be in the path of totality. They’ll be featuring on-air conversations with Brad Moser, Director of Astronomy at Plymouth State University.

Dr. Moser hosts the STEM education podcast Physics Alive, which covers forward-thinking and practical developments from physics and STEM education research. The podcast highlights inspiring educators who employ innovative and active learning styles, researchers on the frontiers of physics education, practitioners who use physics in their careers, and catalysts for change on important social issues in the STEM community.

The Hawk, Lakes FM & Mountain Country 97
LIVE at the Lancaster Motel
112 Main Street, Lancaster

Owl's Nest Resort

Solar Fest Watch Party

Owl’s Nest is hosting a 2024 Solar Fest watch party at their Panorama Six82 restaurant from 2-5 p.m. on Monday, April 8. Admission is free, and attendees will enjoy food and drink specials, yard games, and live music by Rebecca Turmel and Brendan Gil.

Book your lodging now with promo code SOLAR and receive a 10% discount at Panorama Six82 as well as complimentary eclipse glasses!

Owl’s Nest Resort is located at the edge of the path of totality, which means you’ll only need to step outside and look to the skies to witness the sight of a lifetime.

To learn more and book your lodging, go to owlsnestresort.com/solar-fest.

Owl’s Nest Resort
40 Clubhouse Lane, Thornton
(603) 726-3076

Owl's Nest at sunset

Solar Summit Soirée

Waterville Valley Resort’s Solar Summit Soirée is an exclusive solar eclipse party held at the iconic Schwendi Hutte. Your journey will begin with a scenic chairlift ride up Tecumseh Express, transporting you to the Schwendi Hutte for a one-of-a-kind summit-top celestial celebration. Once you arrive, you’ll sit back and relax on the deck, soaking in awe-inspiring views of the surrounding peaks and indulging in complimentary champagne and delectable hors d’oeuvres. Festivities will conclude with the mesmerizing sight of the solar eclipse at 98+% coverage, safely viewed through complimentary solar eclipse glasses.

Tickets are selling fast for this unique experience, so don’t be left in the dark – secure your spot before they sell out! Each Solar Summit Soirée Ticket grants exclusive access to the chairlift ride up and down Tecumseh Express, entry to the Schwendi Hutte* and its viewing deck, delightful hors d’oeuvres, bubbly champagne, and complimentary solar eclipse viewing glasses. Come enjoy an unforgettable celestial celebration high above the clouds!

*Please note: the Schwendi Hutte and viewing area will be closed to the general public on April 8, 2024. You must have an event ticket in order to access the Schwendi Hutte and deck area.


Waterville Valley Resort
1 Ski Area Road, Waterville Valley

Waterville Valley Solar Summit Soirée


Best Western Plymouth Inn-White Mountains


Looking for lodging during your eclipse viewing trip? The Best Western Plymouth Inn-White Mountains is located near the path of totality, between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains, with easy access to Interstate 93. Accommodations include clean and comfortable rooms, free wifi, complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool, game room, and fitness room.

Best Western Plymouth Inn-White Mountains 
1513 US Route 3, Campton
(603) 536-3520

Waterville Valley

Book 2 nights, get the 3rd night free at Town Square Condos.

The more you stay, the more you save! Book 2 nights and you’ll get a 3rd night FREE! Plus, get complimentary eclipse viewing glasses upon check-in!

Valid on stays booked from April 7, 2024-April 10, 2024.

For reservations call Town Square Condominiums at (800) 468-2553.

15% off solar eclipse package at Silver Fox Inn

Join the Silver Fox Inn for the North American Solar Eclipse! Enjoy 15% off plus special complimentary solar eclipse viewing glasses upon check-in!

Valid on 2-night stays booked April 7, 2024 – April 10, 2024. For reservations, please call Silver Fox Inn at (888) 236-3699.

Waterville Valley Resort Association

Waterville Valley Resort Association

20% off solar eclipse package at the Golden Eagle Lodge

Join the Golden Eagle for the total solar eclipse on 4/8/24! Get 20% off our the discounted spring rate, plus viewing glasses (limit 4 per room, while supplies last). Use promo code DEAL during checkout.
Cannot be combined with any offer, new reservations only.

Click or tap here to book your stay.

The more you stay, the more you save – book 2 nights and you’ll get a 3rd night FREE at Town Square Condos

Valid on stays booked from February 26, 2024-April 30, 2024. For reservations call Town Square Condominiums at (800) 468-2553.

Take advantage of the solar eclipse package at Village Condos!

Book a two-night minimum stay that includes 4/8/24 and receive 10% off Village Condo Value Season rates, Waterville Valley-branded eclipse viewing glasses, and access to the White Mountain Athletic Club and the Valley-wide shuttle.

All condos are fully equipped and walking distance to the Town Square, Restaurants and Shops. Call (603) 236-8301 for more info.

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