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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

137 Juliana St, Parkersburg, WV 26101-5331
+1 304-420-4800
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Love the Island

Another must see when visiting WV. Clean facilities. Beautiful history. Several things to do while... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maria A

The day was set to spend our time on the island only to find out after Labor day they run on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Piper B
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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137 Juliana St, Parkersburg, WV 26101-5331
+1 304-420-4800
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Another must see when visiting WV. Clean facilities. Beautiful history. Several things to do while on the island. Wonderful place for pictures, wedding ceremonies etc.

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The day was set to spend our time on the island only to find out after Labor day they run on limited hours. The weather was gorgeous. In its 80's. So very disappointed. We'll have to try again next year.

Thank Piper B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our bike club had a ride down there and we had a good time. We opted for the total tour package $25.00 which included: The museum tour, boat ride to and from the island, wagon ride, and a tour of the mansion. It was a...More

Thank Tom Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

from the UK visiting a friend had no idea really what to expect. thoroughly enjoyed it, its great providing you have the nice weather. the ferry across to the island was also very pleasant and they also offer children the chance to drive which is...More

Thank Lewis H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For $25 you get a paddle wheel boat ride to island, horse carriage ride, tour of mansion and also includes museum. Get tickets at museum in town, and walk the 2 blocks to the boat. Note to park in spaces allocated to museum only. The...More

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've heard about this place for years and finally visited for an anniversary. Stayed overnight at Blennerhassett hotel. Got to museum at 10 am when they opened and spent next 45 mins looking at some very interesting exhibits before walking down to river to catch...More

Thank AJH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a few hours on Blennerhassett Island recently. We bought the package ticket at the museum which included museum admission, ferry ride to and from the island, horse and wagon ride on the island and a guided tour of the Blennerhassett Mansion. Very informative...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent time from the museum to the boat ride to the island, exploring the grounds by covered wagon, bike or walking. This is not to be missed.

Thank Ranay
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 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
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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.
Carol M
25 August 2016|
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Response from 19Jim48 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure exactly, but I think less than $10.