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.
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  • This is a must see if you are in Parkersburg. You have to take a 20 minute boat ride to the island which is nice and relaxing. The island has the mansion tour, wagon rides,and even bike rentals. We di...  more »
  • Been there several times with school trips and for events. It's like another world there...tranquil and quiet, yet just a short sternwheel ride from downtown.  more »
  • The 20 minute or so ferry boat ride to the island was really nice and relaxing. We took the covered wagon ride first while it was still cool. Our tour guide was really informative. The horses names we...  more »