Hey eclipse chasers! Are you ready for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8th


The Victorian on Main is in the Path of Totality in Southern Illinois, and we are the perfect place for your eclipse adventure.  Our 1895 Queen Anne Victorian is an Inn & Event Space.  We offer the charm of a bed & breakfast with the modern amenities of a boutique hotel


Situated in the heart of downtown Fairfield, The Victorian is central to many Southern Illinois attractions and activities, and with the Wayne County Fairgrounds hosting a performance by country music band Little Texas, there's plenty of eclipse excitement to enjoy in the area!  The expected duration of totality in Fairfield is 4 minutes and 3 seconds, making this area one of the best places to take in this celestial phenomenon.  


To celebrate this once in a lifetime event, The Victorian on Main will be hosting an Eclipse Viewing Party in our garden.  Keeping with the historic nature of our Inn, our party will feature a performance by the Independent Silver Band, a band that recreates the experience of an 1800's musical performance. 


See below for our Eclipse Lodging Package and Eclipse Viewing Party Package.  Reservations are limited so book soon!



Our gracious and comfortable accommodations, historic charm, and convenient location make us the perfect choice for your 2024 eclipse getaway. Book your stay at The Victorian on Main and experience the eclipse in style.


Our Total Eclipse 2024 Lodging Package includes: Overnight accommodations (minimum of three nights) with gourmet breakfast every morning a welcome bag including commemorative Victorian on Main and City of Fairfield eclipse merch and a pair of eclipse viewing glasses per person. 


Guests will also enjoy a VIP Reserved Table and complimentary tickets to our Eclipse Viewing Party ($45 value per person - see below for details). 


Rates vary by room size.  Standard Rooms Based on Double Occupancy. Limited Availability of Suites Accommodating up to Four Occupants.  To book your room, click our RESERVATION LINK HEREOR call us now at 618-919-0208.  We can't wait to host you!



To celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse and the Path of Totality passing over Fairfield, Il, The Victorian on Main will be hosting an Eclipse Viewing Party in our garden.  Keeping with the historic nature of our Inn, our party will feature a performance by the Independent Silver Band. The Independent Silver Band takes their name from a band that played in Mt. Vernon, Illinois between 1884 to 1889.  When they perform, they recreate the experience of an 1800's musical performance, wearing period wardrobe and playing music of the era.  


catered lunch by The Green Pig, eclipse-themed deserts by The Victorian on Main, and a pair of eclipse glasses are included with each ticket.  We will also have some lawn games and a selfie station for attendees to enjoy.  


Guest of the Inn will receive complementary tickets.  For those not staying at the Inn,Tickets are available for purchase here.




Plan on spending the whole weekend in Fairfield, Il. We kickoff the weekend on Friday, April 5, with a concert at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Beau Tatum and The Dirt Devils will open for country music’s Little Texas


Explore the area on Saturday & Sunday.  Retail Merchants & Restaurants will be open and there will be family-friendly activities, food trucks & inflatables downtown on Saturday.  There will also be a craft & vendor fair at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.


Sunday’s activities will move to Leo French Park for a time of fellowship and fun.  The park is a wonderful place to relax and walk the path around the small lake. Volunteers For a Progressive Fairfield plan to show a movie to end the evening.


Monday, Eclipse Day, there will be a Viewing Party at The Victorian on Main.  The event will include a performance by the Independent Silver Band, a catered lunch from The Green Pig, eclipse-themed desert table provided by the Victorian on Main, lawn games, and more.


Due to the once-in-a-lifetime nature of the 2024 Solar Eclipse certain special conditions/policy exceptions apply for bookings during any date in the Eclipse Period (April 5th-April 10th 2024). Those are noted throughout this policy.

We are a small Inn with very limited room availability and reservations are our primary source of income. Unlike a hotel, each of our rooms are different, and we reserve a specific room(s) for you and your party. Given our limited inventory and the once-in-a-lifetime nature of the 2024 total solar eclipse, all room reservation between April 5th-April 10th of 2024, will be prepaid, non-cancellable, non-transferable and non-refundable. No exceptions. Nor will refunds be made for non arrivals (no shows), late arrivals or early departures.  Thank you for your understanding.


Please note: Each suite is set up to accommodate a certain number of guests. The strict maximum capacity for The Garden Suite, Lily’s Hideaway and the Tower Room is two persons.  The maximum capacity of the Squirrel’s Nest is four people.  The Creighton/Felix rooms comprise a suite that will accommodate four people.

To avoid any confusion and extra charges at check-in, please ensure the guest count is correct when placing your reservation. If the party exceeds the maximum number of people staying in the room they will be asked to leave with no refund.

For the safety and comfort of all guests: Please make arrangements with Management prior to inviting any outside unregistered visitors to the inn, including patio, parking lot and grounds.  Outside unregistered visitors to the inn will not be allowed on the property unless approved by Management.
We hope for a beautiful clear day for the best eclipse viewing experience but we cannot guarantee weather conditions.

Well behaved children are welcome at the Victorian subject to the above maximum number of room occupants. Children under 14 MUST BE accompanied by an adult AT ALL TIMES throughout the Inn and grounds. Parents or guardians are responsible to ensure that children are not running, climbing, jumping, or being disruptive in any way that will affect other guests, cause harm to themselves/others, or damage property.  The Victorian on Main is a pet-free Inn.


The Victorian on Main is an historic building and does not offer elevator service.  All of our guest rooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floors.


PLEASE, NO self guided tours. We will be glad to conduct a tour of the Inn upon request, when possible.

No smoking (or vaping) inside the building or on the porch. Smoking is allowed outside allowed on the back patio.


State and Local Taxes are not included in our rates. They will be applied to the final bill.

CHECK IN/CHECK OUT (Please contact Management for exceptions.)

Check In: 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm CST (Ring the BELL next to the front door.)
Check Out: 10:00 am CST