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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

137 Juliana St, Parkersburg, WV 26101-5331
+1 304-420-4800
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If you're in the Parkersburg area, be sure and take time to visit this fascinating glimpse of early... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RuNanS
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Pacific Grove, California
Worth the Trip! Amazing history and value

Good value $25.00 ticket was worth it. Tour the museum first then catch the boat to the island... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amie D
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Site of the alleged plot by Aaron Burr and Harman Blennerhassett to establish a southwest empire. Features the reconstructed Blennerhassett Mansion, guided tours,concession stand, gift shop, narrated wagon rides, hiking trails and picnic facilities. Frequent special events include Mansion by Candlelight each October. Open May-October. Hours vary throughout the season. Call ahead to confirm details.
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“wagon ride” (53 reviews)
“mansion tour” (26 reviews)
“ohio river” (28 reviews)
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137 Juliana St, Parkersburg, WV 26101-5331
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+1 304-420-4800
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're in the Parkersburg area, be sure and take time to visit this fascinating glimpse of early American history. The Blennerhassetts came over from Ireland to settle on the edge of the wilderness at the end of the 18th century. Having established an idyllic...More

Thank RuNanS
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good value $25.00 ticket was worth it. Tour the museum first then catch the boat to the island. From there go straight to the wagons to your left and ride around the island then tour the mansion. We went on foot to tour the other...More

Thank Amie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the island!! The tours were so much fun and educational. The atmosphere is gorgeous. It was a wonderful day trip!!

Thank Heatherpam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can purchase a package for $25 that includes: a museum tour, boat trip to and from the island, a mansion tour and a covered wagon ride. The museum has 3 floors very interesting things, the boat trip is very nice, mansion is nice but,...More

1  Thank 981keithy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this park online and decided to check it out. Much more history to this island than we realized. Interesting family lived in the manison. We recommend the wagon ride. It is the best way to see the park without walking the entire grounds....More

1  Thank Sara V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real surprise to the visitor not expecting to find this in Parkersburg. You will discover some history you probably hadn't heard before. Beautiful grounds, archaeology, espionage, national history, carriage ride, and a river trip, all in one day. Pack a picnic lunch and have...More

1  Thank Dwight G
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Looking for a day trip , we came across Blennerhassett Island online. We decided to stay overnight at the Blennerhassett Hotel and do the island the next day. The staff on the Sternwheeler was very nice, we enjoyed the 20 minute ride over to the...More

2  Thank SeeJaneTravelOn
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

If you're local and have your own boat then hopefully you've done this before! We were visiting family. Nice mini history lesson. Grounds are lovely. $2 hour to rent a bike. Waking around has a lot of shade.

2  Thank GinaDx
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great way to spend an afternoon or evening with family and friends! Beautiful, historical island that takes you back in history!

2  Thank ladykjv
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The island is beautiful with a rich history. The sterwheeler ride takes about 20 minutes to get to the island. You have to buy the sternwheeler tickets at the Blennerhassett Museum. You can also buy the other tickets for the island attractions there or wait...More

3  Thank Christirnmom
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Judy W
8 March 2017|
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Response from Barb C | Reviewed this property |
The island and ferry only operate April through October. See the website for more detail.
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Carol M
25 August 2016|
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Response from 19Jim48 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure exactly, but I think less than $10.
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