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Genesee Country Village & Museum Solar Spectacle | New York by Rail

april, 2024

05aprAll Day08mayGenesee Country Village & Museum Solar Spectacle(All Day) Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd, Mumford, NY 14511

Event Details

Experience the Solar Spectacle!

In a rare celestial event, Western New York finds itself in the path of totality for the first time since 1925! There is no better way to celebrate this phenomenon than by stepping back into the 19th century at the Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, New York! Enjoy a four-day Solar Spectacle Festival starting on Friday, April 5, and culminating in a breathtaking 3 minutes and 32 seconds of totality on Monday, April 8! For the three days leading up to the eclipse, there will be tons of festivities. Also, throughout the event, visitors can enjoy live music in the Eclipse Festival Tent, peruse local vendors, engage with costumed historical educators, and even shop for some limited-edition eclipse merchandise at the Flint Hill Store. 

A Journey Through Time 

On Monday, April 8th, immerse yourself in the wonder of the total solar eclipse just as those in the 19th century did during the eclipse of 1860 in Rochester. Explore reproductions of 19th-century articles about eclipses, delve into the art of 19th-century space observation, and marvel at celestial photography displayed throughout the historic buildings. It’s a unique opportunity to experience history and science come alive in an immersive setting. 

Savor the Flavors of the Past 

No celebration is complete without delicious food and drink, and the Genesee Country Village & Museum delivers on that front as well. Here, most ticketing packages include an all-access pass to an incredible array of food. Indulge in 19th-century celestially themed treats and baked goods from D.B. Munger & Co. Confectionery or try a taste of history with the museum’s own historical craft beers. It’s a feast for the senses that adds an extra layer of enjoyment to your eclipse experience. 

GCVM costumed eclipse

Photo courtesy of Genesee Country Village & Museum.

Ticketing Information 

Tickets for the three-day festival from April 5-7 may be purchased at the door or online in advance. Tickets for the April 8 Solar Spectacle must be purchased online in advance. Prices vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for, so be sure to explore all ticket options available. From individual access to the festival grounds to VIP packages, there’s something to suit every budget and preference. Additionally, all attendees are guaranteed free and ample parking and eclipse viewing glasses. Click here to purchase tickets and secure your spot for this unforgettable event.  

Join Us for an Unforgettable Celebration 

Don’t miss your chance to witness history in the making at the Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Total Solar Eclipse Celebration. From immersive historical experiences to live entertainment and delectable treats, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event that promises to leave a lasting impression. So, gather your friends and family, mark your calendars for April 8th, and prepare to be amazed as the sun and moon align in a breathtaking display of solar beauty. See you there!  

GCV&M vistor experiencing eclipse

Photo courtesy of Genesee Country Village & Museum.

Take Amtrak to the Genesee Country Village & Museum Solar Spectacle

Attend the Total Solar Eclipse Celebration via Amtrak to Rochester Station (ROC)—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 23 miles away from Genesee Country Village & Museum, making it an easy and convenient option to get to the event. 

Get picked up from the Rochester Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Rochester office today at +1 585-423-2220. 


April 5 (Friday) - May 8 (Wednesday)


Genesee Country Village & Museum

1410 Flint Hill Rd, Mumford, NY 14511