GCVM_Photo1 - EclipseMumford, N.Y. – Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY, will celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse with a four-day Solar Spectacle Festival, coming up Friday, April 5, through Monday, April 8. The living history museum will experience 3 minutes and 32 seconds of totality, and offers a limited number of visitors the once-in-a-century opportunity to experience totality in a 19th-century Historic Village.

Learn how 19th-century Rochesterians experienced and interpreted eclipses and astronomical happenings, explore hands-on citizen science, attend a magic lantern show twice daily in the John L. Wehle Gallery, taste eclipse-themed historical treats from the D.B. Munger & Co. Confectionery, shop local vendors and enjoy live music in the Eclipse Festival Tent, engage with costumed historical educators, see how farm animals react to totality, and more. Plus, enjoy eclipse-themed food and drink in the Museum’s bars and restaurants and shop limited edition eclipse merchandise in the Flint Hill Store.

A variety of ticket packages offer everything from individual access to the festival grounds, to VIP access to a historic building for the day including all-day food and drink. All attendees guaranteed free and ample parking and safe eclipse viewing glasses. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.gcv.org/event/2024-total-eclipse-at-gcvm/

WHEN:           Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6, Sunday, April 7, Monday, April 8                       

WHERE:        Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY 14511

HOW:             Tickets for the three-day festival (April 5 – 7) can be purchased at the door or online in advance at https://www.gcv.org/event/solar-spectacle-three-day-festival/. Tickets for the April 8 Solar Spectacle must be purchased online in advance at https://www.gcv.org/event/2024-total-eclipse-at-gcvm/. Admission prices vary.

Genesee Country Village & Museum, the largest living history museum in New York State, and the third largest in the nation, encompassing a 19th-century Historic Village, Nature Center, and John L. Wehle Gallery. Details at: gcv.org.

Photos: Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate the total solar eclipse with a four-day Solar Spectacle Festival April 5 – 8.  


Download the GCV&M Solar Spectacle media kit here.

Media Contact: Paige Engard, (585) 474-7695, pengard@gcv.org