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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

137 Juliana St, Parkersburg, WV 26101-5331
+1 304-420-4800
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Well worth doing

We were on a road trip from Georgia to Ohio and saw this state park on a map ( yes a map). Thought... read more

Reviewed yesterday
nicolediane
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Atlanta, Georgia
A great look back in to the 1800's

the home on the island is great has a lot of background and history. This site is very historical... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BillWV
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Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“wagon ride” (58 reviews)
“mansion tour” (28 reviews)
“ohio river” (29 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 yesterday

We were on a road trip from Georgia to Ohio and saw this state park on a map ( yes a map). Thought we would check it out. Stopped at the museum first for tickets and headed to the dock for the paddle wheel boat...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the home on the island is great has a lot of background and history. This site is very historical and shows the historical era. The grounds are well kept, and it makes a great family trip, there has lots of variety.

Thank BillWV
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

We traveled her with our family of 4 (2 Children ages 3 and 1) and we had a great time. The ferry ride over was really pleasant and took about 20 minutes and they even let you take a turn at the wheel! We toured...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

I’ve been to the Island so many times I️ can’t count. I’ve taken friends and family as well as hundreds of student. Take the stern wheeler over to the island. Tour the mansion, hop on the wagon ride and walk around the island soaking up...More

1  Thank bestlisa
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a must for anyone visiting the Ohio Valley. The island is located between Parkersburg WV and Belpre Ohio In October the entire island is lit up with lanterns and bon fires. The mansion is populated with living historians dressed in the late 1700...More

1  Thank phineasKnows
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

We went to the Candle Light evening special that was offered. My husband and I had never been to the Island. We were taken to and from the Island by sternwheeler. It was a beautiful night. We had purchased the catered dinner with our package....More

1  Thank sweepstakegal
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

With this excursion you not only get 2 relaxing half hour sternwheeler rides (to and from the island) but a nice variety of activities to do once you are on the island. It's nice to not see or hear traffic or busy streets. You can...More

1  Thank brettlC6174WD
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

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
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 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.

1  Thank Piper B
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

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

1  Thank Tom Z
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78traveler
March 7, 2018|
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Response from brettlC6174WD | Reviewed this property |
There is ample free parking just inside the floodwall at the dock where you board the sternwheeler that takes you to the island. There is a snack bar on the island with a diverse menu, but you are welcome to take anything... More
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JBR23451
March 8, 2017|
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Response from brettlC6174WD | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I have seen several folks in wheelchairs visit the island. Both the dock area and the boat are wheelchair friendly. Once on the island, there is a small hill to go up when you exit the boat and there are people to help... More
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Judy W
March 7, 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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