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As the city in the path of totality that is closest to East Coast population centers, Rochester’s tourism, transportation, and science industries are already actively preparing for the 2024 total solar eclipse. Click here for information about how your business, association, or venue can get involved now.

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Are you a member of Rochester’s tourism, recreation, transportation, education, community, media, or related business sector? Are you part of the Rochester or Finger Lake region’s optics, photonics, or STEM industries? If so, you are a stakeholder in the 2024 total solar eclipse! Stay informed by joining our email list. We’ll keep you updated on all planning meetings and upcoming developments.

Viewing the Total Eclipse

the best view on earth

The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, is the last great opportunity for large segments of our country to experience a total solar eclipse until 2045. Rochester, NY, sits in the center of the path of totality and it’s the place you and your family will want to be on April 8, 2024 at 3:20pm. Rochester is easy to get to, easy to navigate, and local authorities are already preparing to make the travel experience seamless for the many visitors we anticipate welcoming for the eclipse.

By choosing Rochester as your eclipse viewing venue, you can make the most of your travel for this exciting celestial experience. In addition to the festivals, concerts, and other events hosted specifically for the solar eclipse, Rochester and the nearby Finger Lakes and Adirondack regions offer a number of unique opportunities and attractions to explore.


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Visiting Rochester

What to know

Any month of the year, Rochester is a wonderfully rich place to live and travel for business or leisure. Our area’s cultural attractions and outdoor recreation opportunities, combined with its many fine restaurants, wineries, and craft brewhouses, make Rochester an ideal travel destination no matter what your age or interests. Early April of 2024 will be especially exciting and our area’s leaders and organizations are already planning massive celebrations and festivities all across the region so we can make the most of your eclipse travel experience. It’s never too early to visit and scope out your ideal eclipse viewing location, so click below and see what Rochester has to offer you and your family.

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