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Eclipse Viewing

April 8, 2024, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rose Hill Mansion
3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
315-789-3848

January 24, 1925, was the last time Geneva witnessed a total solar eclipse.  Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and view the Great North America Solar Eclipse at Rose Hill Mansion.

The mansion’s grounds will open at 1 pm. Visitors can walk the grounds and preview the 2024 exhibits in the East Tenant Cottage prior to viewing the eclipse.  Totality in Geneva starts at 3:21 pm and will last approximately for 2 minutes and 21 seconds.  After the eclipse the first floor of the mansion will be open for self-guided tours.

Solar Eclipse Information

  • To watch the solar eclipse, you must wear solar viewing glasses.
  • Among the things you experience during totality are the temperature will drop ten degrees; animals and plants will behave as if it’s night; planets and stars will be visible; and sharpening of shadows.
  • Even if April 8 is a cloudy day, it will still get dark.
  • The solar eclipse will begin at 2:07 pm and end at 4:34 pm.
  • 2144 will be the next time a solar eclipse will be seen in New York State.
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