Office of General Services

The Plaza Visitor Center and Gift Shop

The Office of General Services manages the Plaza Visitor Center, located in the North Concourse of the Empire State Plaza. The visitor center provides information, assistance and tours for visitors to the Capitol and Plaza.

Contact: (518) 474.2418
Hours: Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For additional information on accommodations, dining, and entertainment within the Greater Capital District:

Now Accepting Applications for Artist Consignment in the Plaza Gift Shop

The Office of General Services is seeking New York State artists to provide consignment merchandise in the following media: jewelry, ceramics, glass, textiles, fine art and mixed media. If you are an artist who lives and works in New York State and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please fill out and send in an application:

Hours of and Access to Plaza, Capitol, and Surrounding State Property and Facilities

Plaza Ambassador Program

The Plaza Visitor Center staff is assisted by a dedicated group of volunteers who help provide information services and tours at the Plaza. The Office of General Services is continually seeking qualified candidates for the Plaza Ambassador Program.

Additional Information