Discover Your Nature

Experience the April 8 Total Solar Eclipse

Surround yourself with the wonders of nature during this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event on April 8. Visit Henderson, Kentucky, where the awe-inspiring total solar eclipse meets the serenity of our surroundings. The eclipse is expected to begin at 12:45 p.m., with totality lasting from 2:02 to 2:05 p.m., and will end at 3:20 p.m.

Solar Eclipse: A Discussion with Tim Troutman, Wayne Hart & Christine Wielgos

Join the Henderson County Public Library from 6 to 7 p.m. on March 26 to discuss all things solar eclipse! Christine Wielgos, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with NOAA in Paducah, KY and Wayne Hart, Chief Meteorologist with WEHT TV will partner to educate the audience about what is a solar eclipse, what are the other types of eclipses, a history of eclipses since the 1800s, eclipse safety, a weather climatology and forecast. Tim Troutman, Deputy Director of Weather Preparedness with Henderson County OEM and the CEO of Disaster Resiliency Experts, LLC will talk about travel considerations and emergency management planning for the upcoming solar eclipse.

View from the Vineyard at Boucherie Winery

Head to picturesque Boucherie Winery just 9 miles outside of downtown Henderson for View from the Vineyard, featuring eclipse views in a wide open space and, drum roll… wine slushies!

Track the Eclipse at Ellis Park

Head to historic Ellis Park for Track the Eclipse, the ultimate Kentucky eclipse viewing experience at our historic Thoroughbred track. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out and take in this celestial wonder with the entire family.

Lunch at Farmer & Frenchman

Enjoy a leisurely lunch utilizing farm to table products and the Kentucky-French fusions that Farmer & Frenchman is known for. This special ticketed event include lunch, solar eclipse glasses, and a wide-open countryside view for eclipse viewing.

Solar Eclipse at Henderson Community College

Head to the hill for the eclipse! With plenty of parking and space to spread out, HCC is your one stop shop. Grab lunch from Mr. D’s food truck starting at 11 a.m. and experience the on-site telescope for out-of-this-world views.

Homer’s Parking Lot Party

Bring the whole family, your appetite, and all the good vibes for the Homer’s Parking Lot Party on Eclipse Day! DJ Laudi will be on hand to crank out the tunes, inflatables will be on-site for the kids, and a full Homer’s menu will be available.

OVAL presents “Lost in Space”

Discover art beyond Earth and celebrate the awe-inspiring beauty of the eclipse or the universe around us. This celestial-themed art exhibition presented by the Ohio Valley Art League will be on display at the Dick & Sheila Beaven Gallery at the Henderson County Public Library from March 25 through June 21.

Recommended Public Viewing Areas

For optimal eclipse viewing, look for a space with few obstructions. We recommend Red Banks Park on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Henderson or Newman Park (plenty of parking!), just off of Sand Lane.

Book Your Stay!

Plan your stay for a nature-filled getaway to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event in person.