Texas will be centerstage for a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024!  In Bastrop, at approximately 12:20 pm, the moon will start to block the sun causing an (almost) total solar eclipse. The sun is expected to eclipse until 2:25 pm. We're located right outside the path of totality, making Bastrop a great place to view the eclipse without having to maneuver the crowds. Get accurate Texas Eclipse viewing information and plan your trip to Bastrop for the 2024 Solar Eclipse!

Solar Eclipse in Bastrop

Sarah Jenkins House

  • 1710 Main St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
After her husband, Edward, was killed by Indians, Sarah Jenkins moved into this home with three children and a baby on the way. Sarah married Reverend James Northcross in 1835 who died at the Alamo next year. Her son John Holland, joined Sam Houston's army in 1836, but returned to help his mother flee Bastrop during the "Runaway Scrape."