New York Power Authority's 
Blenheim Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center


Come and visit the New York Power Authority Visitors' Center in N.Blenheim

Route 30, P.O.Box 898, North Blenheim, NY 12131 - Tel 1-800-724-0309

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Special Events 2001
Our Visitors Center has many special events throughout the year. For more information, or to receive a calendar of events, call us at 800-724-0309. Tours of the power project can also be arranged for professional and special interest organizations by calling ahead


Visit NY Power Authority's Visitors' Center in Blenheim

Feb 20-22 Winter Break Series 
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Feb 25 Flying Workshop
March  World Travel Series - Every Sunday
April 14 Easter Adventure 
May 13 Free Gift for Mom!
June 10 D.A.R.E. Car Show
June 17 Free Gift for Dad!
July Summer Series
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
July 15 Schoharie Valley Antique Auto Show
July 28 Table-Top Collectibles Outdoor Swap
Sep 22 Wildlife Festival
Oct 6-31 Tour Scarecrow Lane
Oct 13 Schoharie County Harvest Festival
Oct 20 Halloween Scary Stories
Oct 28 Halloween Costume Contest & Parade
Dec 1 Pictures with Santa
Events are subject to change.

Are you looking for a way to combine education with outdoor fun? Then plan a visit to the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project in North Blenheim, just 40 miles southwest of Albany on the Schoharie Creek in the northern Catskill Mountains. Our power project and admission-free Visitors Center have a deliberately low profile amidst spectacular scenery, historic settings and a developed state park.

Something Old, Something New
Housed in a 19th-century dairy barn, the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center has been completely renovated as part of our power project’s 25th anniversary in 1998. State-of-the-art exhibits and interactive displays demonstrate how our power is made and how it’s used. Video and computer technology help explain the science of energy and electricity to children and adults alike.

Next to our Visitors Center, you'll find Lansing Manor, an early American country estate, built in 1819 by John Lansing, who represented New York as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and the state's Ratification Convention in 1788. The manor house, which was actually built for Lansing's daughter and son-in-law, Jacob Livingston Sutherland, was restored by the Power Authority in 1977. A history buff's dream come true, Lansing Manor is filled with authentic furnishings from the first half of the 19th century. The house, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is now operated by the Power Authority in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society.

Lansing Manor, at NYPA Vistors' Center in N.Blenheim

Visit the New York Power Authority's Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center website for more details and driving instructions.

You can also learn about the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project, which provides electricity into the New York State grid.

Come and visit the New York Power Authority Visitors' Center in N.Blenheim     North Blenheim, NY 12131 - Tel 1-800-724-0309

Please visit the Zadock Pratt Museum after you've visited the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center at North Blenheim.

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Updated on:
02 February, 2008

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