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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Parkersburg
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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is a state park located on Blennerhassett Island, a small island in the Ohio River, located in Wood County, West Virginia, USA. The property was the site of a Palladian mansion owned by Harman Blennerhassett, a participant in some of the alleged intrigues of Aaron Burr, and his wife Margaret Agnew. While the original mansion burned to the ground long ago, a detailed replica, which can be toured, has been built on its foundations. The Blennerhasset mansion greatly resembled George Washington's Mount Vernon, due to its Palladian style.The park is accessed via sternwheeler riverboat from Point Park on 2nd Street in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The riverboat ride takes about 20 minutes each way.Blennerhasset Museum of Regional HistoryThe Blennerhasset Museum of Regional History operates in conjunction with the state park. The Museum is located two blocks from the riverboat landing at the corner of 2nd and Juliana Streets. Exhibits focus on the regional history of west and central West Virginia, and include household furnishings, art, clothing, and prehistoric Native American tools, jewelry, weapons and items. Admission is separate from the park.Plan to visit Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park during your Parkersburg vacation using our convenient Parkersburg trip generator.
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My husband and I went to Parkersburg specifically to visit Blennerhassett State Park during their light up night and we were not disappointed! We had never been to the island and so we did our first v... read more »
Spent a wonderful evening attending the Mansion by Candlelight event held once a year. The evening started with a short steamboat ride over to the island. Once on the island we immediately took the ho... read more »
Interesting area, nice walks and pleasant trip over on the boat. Friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Worth a visit if you have time.
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