The visitor experience at Blenheim-Gilboa is a triple play: The science of electricity and hydropower is on exhibit at the Visitors Center. Right beside it, history is preserved at Lansing Manor, a 19th century home. And it’s all surrounded by trails, boating, fishing, and other outdoor recreation.
The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center is housed in a restored 19th-century dairy barn and is part of the Lansing Manor complex. Featuring a wide range of interactive exhibits on such subjects as Basics of Electricity, Uses of Electricity and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. The Blenheim- Gilboa Visitor Center is open daily, year round.
Lansing Manor is filled with authentic furnishings and priceless antiques from the first half of the 19th century. The Manor, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, contains 10 large rooms on two floors, plus a below-ground kitchen and other utility rooms and is a classic example of Federal period architecture. The Manor is operated by NYPA and is marking its 42nd season as an admission-free museum. Lansing Manor is open daily from May through October for guided tours.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has opened the lower and upper reservoirs for the season to recreational boating at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.