Due to an expected area-wide increase in eclipse tourists, Longhorn Cavern State Park will have special operating conditions in effect on October 14, 2023 and April 8, 2024.
October 14, 2023: The park will be open between 9am and 1:30pm to solar eclipse package reservations only. Solar eclipse packages will be available the day of the eclipse, but spaces are limited. For best availability, book your solar eclipse package in advance.
The park will open to non-eclipse guests at 1:30pm. The first scheduled cavern tour will be at 2pm. Book online for best availability.
April 8, 2024: The park will be open to solar eclipse package reservations only. There will be no scheduled cavern tours to allow guests and staff the opportunity to safely view the eclipse from start to finish.
Solar eclipse packages will be available the day of the eclipse, but spaces are limited. For best availability, book your solar eclipse package in advance.
Visit the Solar Eclipse page for more information on available Solar Eclipse Viewing Packages.
Experience the wonder of a solar eclipse at Longhorn Cavern State Park. Longhorn Cavern will be in the direct path of two upcoming solar eclipses, one on October 14, 2023 and another on April 8, 2024.
Book your Solar Eclipse Viewing Package today for one or both eclipse dates to secure your viewing location for these historic events.
- Reserved parking for 1 vehicle. No buses, RVs, or trailers allowed.
- Up to 4 pairs of solar eclipse glasses for safe viewing of the eclipse ($20 value).
- Up to 4 commemorative solar eclipse t-shirts ($112 value).
- Up to 4 coupons for 50% off a Cavern Walking Tour ($43 value). Valid from the day after the eclipse plus one year (subject to availability).
Additional eclipse glasses and t-shirts will be available for purchase on-site.
October 14, 2023
- Partial Eclipse Begins - 10:23 a.m. CDT
- Annularity Begins - 11:52 a.m. CDT
- Annularity Ends - 11:56 a.m. CDT
- Partial Eclipse Ends - 1:33 p.m. CDT
April 8, 2024
A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken, as if it were dawn or dusk. Weather permitting, people along the path of totality will see the Sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, which is usually obscured by the bright face of the Sun.
This will be the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2044.
- Partial Eclipse Begins - 12:23 p.m. CDT
- Totality Begins - 1:40 p.m. CDT
- Totality Ends - 1:44 p.m. CDT
- Partial Eclipse Ends - 3:02 p.m. CDT