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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  • 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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