Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park174 Votes
- Address: 137 Juliana St, Parkersburg, WV 26101, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-3044204800
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Visiting Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park in Wood County, West Virginia will take you back in time. This state park is located on a lovely, little island which is found in the Ohio River. Thousands of people visit this place every year. There is a historic mansion and a small museum here that attracts visitors from different corners. The original mansion was totally damaged in a fire and the one we see today is a replica of it. The museum boasts of numerous art, jewelry, furnishing, and clothing items along with American tools and weapons that will help you in understanding the local history and culture. You can hike through the woods, experience horse-drawn carriage rides or enjoy a leisurely picnic with your family here.
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How to Reach Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park
- By riverboat
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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park Reviews & Ratings
To start off, this island is beautiful! It's well kept and there are some beautiful, massive Sycamore Trees out here. The ferry ride to get here is fun, and I think $10 is pretty darn reasonable. The history here is awesome! There are many signs and a few volunteers that'll tell you some of the history. And finally, there are some very nice trails too. Overall, an excellent start to my first time being in West Virginia!
R Everything was neat about this place. The ride over was good, the wagon ride was neat. And the historical mansion was nice. All of the events on the island had information along with that was very interesting. The history behind the family was surprising to me. There is a concession stand if you get hungry, the hot dog was good that I got. We are interested in going again. We really liked it.
This place is AWESOME. My favorite part of a road trip to WV was going here. Oy reachable via ferry ride. The ferry ride was affordable and a LOT of fun with my little girl. It's about a 20 minute boat ride down the beautiful Ohio River. The island itself is pristine. A cool gift shop, historical and preserved buildings, a lot of history and good signage. The trails and roads are very well kept and I was pushing my baby girl in a stroller. The island is quite big, heavily shaded, and flat. Beautiful outdoors area!
Awesome. Boat trip can get pretty hot so bring a fan or some shade. Island talks about a lot of interesting history on the island with all the traffic during the colonial times. Also has parts of the island that have special wildlife that is off limits being researched.
It's a beautiful island! When we first got there's we went on a lovely Conestoga wagon ride around the island (you can sit in the front with the driver). After that, we toured the Blennerhasset mansion. It was a great way to spend a Saturday