Solar Eclipse in Kingston


Fort Henry
Fort Henry
1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston, Ontario

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Apr 08 2024


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Fort Henry Presents: Total Solar Eclipse

Experience the Wonder of the Cosmos at Fort Henry: Total Solar Eclipse Event

Join us at the historic Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario, for a celestial event that is truly once in a lifetime. On April 8, 2024, Fort Henry will transform into Eastern Ontario’s prime destination for witnessing the total solar eclipse. This rare astronomical phenomenon, where the moon completely obscures the sun, will cast a midday twilight over the area, creating a breathtaking scene from our iconic grounds. This is your chance to be part of a cosmic ballet that only graces our skies every few centuries, right in the heart of Kingston, as it lies directly in the eclipse’s path of totality.

The event promises an engaging afternoon packed with activities and entertainment for all ages. Esteemed science communicator Bob McDonald, known for his captivating insights on CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, will be our featured guest speaker, offering his unique perspective on the eclipse. The day will be filled with local entertainment, children’s crafts and activities, an artisan market showcasing local talent, and a host of other attractions to make this experience unforgettable. Immerse yourself in the wonder and science of the total solar eclipse, surrounded by the historic ambiance of Fort Henry. Be sure to Register due to expected crowds

Safety is our top priority, and free eclipse glasses will be provided to all attendees to ensure a safe viewing experience. Remember, looking at the sun without proper eye protection can cause serious eye damage. For those seeking the best vantage points, visit for a resourceful guide to the top 10 places to observe the total solar eclipse in the region. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to witness a celestial phenomenon in a setting steeped in history. Mark your calendars for April 8, 2024, and be part of the grand celestial celebration at Fort Henry!

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