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An aerial view of Peters Hill sits next to a view of a partial eclipse

View the Eclipse from Peters Hill

Boston is expected to experience a partial eclipse on April 8, and where better to see it than the summit of Peters Hill, the Arboretum’s tallest hill and one of the highest points in Boston? Join docent Kevin Schofield for a tour of Peters Hill, home to white pines, dawn redwoods, bamboo, ginkgoes, larches, and a truly magnificent crabapple collection. The tour will end at the summit, where you will get a chance to view the partial eclipse through eclipse-safe sunglasses provided by the Arboretum.

Note that how well we are able to see the eclipse will depend on how much cloud cover there is that afternoon.

Accessibility: This program will be on paved roads and includes some moderate hills.

Audience: This program is geared towards adults.

Inclement weather policy: Participants will be notified via email at least 24 hours in advance if a program needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, and will be notified by phone if a program must be cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice. Click here to view our full inclement weather policy. If you have questions about the status of a program, please email or call the Visitor Center desk between 10:00am and 4:00pm at (617) 384-5209.

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Apr 08 2024


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Learn about accessibility at the Arboretum.

Peters Hill Gate

By subway

Take the MBTA Orange Line to its southern end—Forest Hills. Exit through the door marked “Arnold Arboretum,” cross Washington Street, and take a left and walk up Washington Street. Enter the Washington Street Gate and walk along Blackwell Footpath. Cross the road and enter South Street Gate. Walk along Rhododendron Path and take a left onto Hemlock Hill Road. Exit through the Bussey Street Gate at the end of Hemlock Hill Road. Cross Bussey Street to Peters Hill Gate.

By bus

Take the #35 or #38 bus to Centre Street opposite Walter Street. Cross Centre Street onto Walter Street, and after a short distance take a left onto Bussey Street. Peters Hill Gate will be on the right.

By car

There is public parking available along Bussey Street. Take care not to park on the sidewalk or you will risk a ticket.