Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Parkersburg

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.
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  • 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 tr...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    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 ye...  more »

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