Total Eclipse of the Hart(ville)
Experience 2024’s total solar eclipse in Hartville, a one-of-a-kind Ohio community.
This April, celebrate the rare Great North American Eclipse while visiting one of Ohio’s most iconic destinations: Hartville. Located within the narrow path of totality, Hartville welcomes stargazers to experience its Total Eclipse of the “Hart,” a long weekend of events, live music, shopping, food, and fun for visitors of all ages.
With a special eclipse viewing area* located on the campus of Hartville Kitchen & Shops, Hartville Hardware, and the Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market, spectators who visit will enjoy prime real estate for this special moment on April 8. Bring your family, friends, and eclipse safety glasses to watch as a partial eclipse, beginning at 1:59 pm, becomes a total eclipse from 3:13 to 3:17 p.m., and then continues again as a partial eclipse until 4:29 p.m.
The best thing about observing the eclipse in Hartville is — long before and after the moon hides the sun — the town will be a hub of activities, beginning with a Home & Garden Sale and Expo on April 6 at America’s largest independently owned hardware store, Hartville Hardware. Featuring special offers, DIY advice, hands-on learning and every tool, material and resource imaginable, the expo is guaranteed to inspire your next building or renovation project.
The long weekend will end with the legendary music of Johnny Cash, played by well-known tribute artist Terry Lee Goffee on April 8 at 7 p.m. Goffee's concert is sure to get your hands clapping and feet tapping as he rekindles memories of one of America’s most beloved singer-songwriters. Order your tickets today.
While you’re in town, explore, shop, and indulge all your senses at the Hartville Kitchen, the Shops at Hartville Kitchen, Hartville Hardware, and the Hartville MarketPlace. Wander from boutique to boutique and building to building, discovering an unmatched selection of clothing, toys and games, decor, jewelry, accessories, one-of-a-kind pieces and bargains galore. If you’re looking for more, the other 17 curated shops along the Hartville Antique and Thrift Trail are also brimming with reclaimed, vintage, and secondhand gems and Americana. Consider extending your stay! The Comfort Suites Hartville is conveniently located adjacent to the Experience Hartville campus.
When you’re ready to eat, we’ll be serving homestyle, made-from-scratch meals with an extensive menu of comfort foods, salads, and delicious sides, plus a wide range of gluten-free and kids’ entrees. Extend your dining with a stop at the famous Hartville Bakery and take home a pie, cake, cookies, bread, salad dressings, vinegars, dips and much more.
With millions planning to travel to locations in the path of totality, make plans now to be part of the Total Eclipse of the “Hart.” You’ll always remember Hartville as a remarkable Ohio community where the stars — celestial and cultural — aligned.
Learn more about visiting Hartville for the eclipse.
*While we will strive to provide optimal viewing opportunities for the eclipse, please remember weather conditions may impact visibility. We encourage you to stay informed about the forecast leading up to the event.