NYPA Press Release

NYPA Announces Limited Reopening of Visitors Centers May 3

For Immediate Release: 04/30/21

Contact: media.inquiries@nypa.gov | (914) 681-6770

Added Safety Precautions in Place; Reservations Required

WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority today announced the limited reopening of three of its visitors centers: the Niagara Power Vista in Western New York, the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center and Historic Lansing Manor in Schoharie County, and the Hawkins Point Visitors Center in the North Country.


Beginning on Monday, May 3, and in accordance with New York State Indoor Family Entertainment Centers guidelines, the NYPA visitors centers in Lewiston, Massena and North Blenheim will be open on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays by reservation only for small guided tours comprised of members of the same family, groups who have sheltered-in-place together, or individuals and groups who are willing to tour with others.


To protect visitors and NYPA employees, the Power Authority has added new safety precautions, including state-of-the-art indoor air filtration systems, visitor health screenings and temperature checks, and between-tour facility cleanings. All visitors must wear masks; tour guides will wear masks as well.


NYPA has added a reservation system that allows for limited, timed, guided tours. For the safety of visitors, all the hands-on exhibits will be demonstrated by tour guides. Further information on health and safety entry requirements are available in the FAQ on the webpage for each visitors center.


The following visitors centers will be open for small tours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday:


Niagara Power Vista
5777 Lewiston Rd,
Lewiston, NY 14092
To reserve a tour, call 1-716-286-6661 or
schedule online.

Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center and Historic Lansing Manor
1378 State Route 30
North Blenheim, NY 12131
To reserve a tour, call 1-800-724-0309 or
schedule online.

(Please note that separate reservations are required for the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center and the Historic Lansing Manor.)

Hawkins Point Visitors Center
21 Hawkins Point Rd,
Massena, NY 13662
To reserve a tour, call 1-315-764-6679 or
schedule online.

Due to changing conditions in response to COVID-19, up-to-date information regarding the facilities will be available at nypa.gov/VisitorsCenters. All NYPA visitors center events remain canceled until further notice.


The first public opening for the fourth and newest visitors center, the NY Energy Zone in Utica, is expected May 10.



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