Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Parkersburg

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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 a...  more »
  • 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 popu...  more »
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  • My son's and I had a great time at Blennerhasset, I highly recommend this place as a historical and fun place to visit.
  • Great history on the island. Enjoyed the Island Belle sternwheeler ride and the docents are very knowledgeable. The attention to detail of the mansion and furnishings allows a step back into the time period. Don't pass up the Putnam-Houser House tour and look for the names in the window glass panes. Must see for any lover of Ohio Valley history.
  • This is probably the best way to spend a day in Parkersburg. It's best to spend the $25 for the full package deal. You get a ticket on the sternwheeler to the island, a guided tour of the (replica) Blennerhassett Manor, and a horse drawn carriage ride. Each of these activities will provide you with history about the Ohio river, the island, and local history. The island is great even for a relaxing walk or picnic with the family. And tickets to the island are only $5 Note: dogs are allowed on the island but not near the carriages or in any of the buildings.
  • Very informative and knowledgeable tour guides. Everyone from the sternwheel operators to the Island volunteers and employees were kind and courteous. Really enjoyed visiting the Island and hearing it's history.
  • It would be nice to note on your web site if the ferry is not running. Would save a trip for people traveling from out of town. Or at lease placing a recorded message on your phone line if the ferry is not running.
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