Solar Spectacle At Genesee Country Village & Museum
Something exciting is coming to Genesee Country Village & Museum in 2024! Rochester, NY (and specifically, Mumford, NY!) is in the path of totality for the total solar eclipse, coming on Monday, April 8, 2024. Join us at GCV&M for a truly historic experience – view the total solar eclipse in a 19th-century Historic Village and enjoy a weekend of exciting events lined up to kick off eclipse day!
We’re excited to host a four-day festival, complete with fascinating historical programming in the Historic Village, hands-on activities, guest speakers and performers, and of course – viewing of the total solar eclipse in a truly unique setting.
Four days of festivities
Enjoy a full weekend of historical happenings at GCV&M leading up to the total solar eclipse! The Museum will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, for fascinating programming and historical happenings. Explore our 19th-century Historic Village, listen to the amazing tales of eclipses from authors like Mark Twain and Jules Verne, build your own pinhole camera, and examine how early American scientists and astronomers explored the heavens over a century before the space race! And then of course, we’ll be pre-selling tickets for the once-in-a-century viewing experience on Monday, April 8!
Our viewing opportunities
The historical setting: experience the eclipse with your loved ones in our exclusive private historical setting! With limited spots available in a number of historical buildings, this is a most exclusive viewing opportunity. Enjoy your programing in our 19th-centuy Historic Village, then view the extraordinary solar spectacle.
The hospitality suite setting: Experience totality in our comfortable hospitality suites! Our Second Package includes safe solar viewing glasses, a GCV&M guidebook, access to a cash bar, fascinating Historic Village programming, and a swag bag.
Our drive-in experience: Experience totality from the comfort of your own vehicle! Enjoy programming in the Historic Village, and then experience totality in our widest open space – South Field! Our third package includes access to the Historic Village, safe solar viewing glasses, a GCV&M Guidebook, and a prime viewing location – all at an affordable pay-per-car rate.
Learn more and plan to experience the 2024 total eclipse in a 19th-century village: https://www.gcv.org/event/2024-total-eclipse-at-gcvm/