NYPA Visitors Centers are Local Hubs and International Attractions

We are pleased to announce that our Visitors Centers are planning to reopen. On October 30, 2020 and through mid-November we are starting to reopen some of our Visitors Centers for tours only. Please visit the specific webpage for details. Tours are by reservation only and you can submit a 'Schedule a Tour' form right from each Visitor Center webpage.

In addition to the form to schedule your tour, each Visitors Center page gives specific details for that location and includes updated Visitor FAQs. We look forward to welcoming you with your health and safety as our top priorities. 

Previously announced events for 2020 remain cancelled. Watch for a schedule of coming events, when it is safe to proceed, in 2021.

With recreation lands, beautiful views, world-class energy-generation exhibits and historic buildings, NYPA's three Visitors Centers have attracted millions to the grounds of our major hydroelectric power projects.

Interested in outdoor recreation opportunities near our Visitors Centers? You can make use of NYPA’s tremendous recreational resources, get active and experience New York’s history, culture, and natural beauty - all while staying close to home, staying safe, socially distant, and enjoying free outdoor fun. Explore our Recreation and Staycation webpage for more info.


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About our Visitors Centers:
  • Housed in a 19th-century dairy barn Blenheim-Gilboa features exhibits describing the unique engineering of a pumped-storage power facility. On the grounds stands Lansing Manor, a 19th century home preserved for modern visitors. Hiking, boating and fishing are very popular.
  • The Hawkins Point Visitors Center nests on an island in the St. Lawrence River. Visitors will learn about the series of dams, walls, and canals that let the enormous river provide power to both Canada and New York.
  • At our renovated Niagara Power Vista, the power generation exhibits are on a par with those of the best science museums in the country—and it's just five miles from Niagara Falls.

NYPA Visitors Center Gallery

Visitors Centers

Located in the west, in the north and in the east-central parts of the state, NYPA Visitors Centers are popular day trips.