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Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, Point Pleasant

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Tu-Endie-Wei State Park is located at the confluence of the Kanawha River and the Ohio River in downtown Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The park commemorates the Battle of Point Pleasant, fought between the settler militia of Virginia and the forces of Shawnee Chief Cornstalk on October 10, 1774. The militia victory by the settlers weakened the alliance between native forces and the British and freed up settlers from western Virginia to cross the Allegheny Mountains and join in the American Revolutionary War.The name "Tu-Endie-Wei" refers to the Wyandot Indian phrase meaning "the point between two waters" in English.The Battle of Point Pleasant has been recognized as the first battle of the American Revolutionary War by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Female descendants of battle veterans are allowed to join the D.A.R. The historical debate about the first battle claim may not yet be resolved.Mansion House MuseumThe 1796 Mansion House is historic house museum originally used as a tavern. The Colonel Charles Lewis Chapter, N.S. Daughters of the American Revolution operates the Mansion House Museum on a seasonal basis.
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  • Unfortunately we visited while the park is not open - doesn't open until May. But nicely kept and markers with educational information  more »
  • This town is famous for the Mothman but once here I was surprised everything else. This Park sums up a bit of the history of these areas with the various battles against the natives etc. Deserves the walk also along the river.
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  • Enjoyed a brief walk around the park. Would be decent site for a picnic. The museum was closed, the monuments related to the pre-revolutionary battle and few historic markers were helpful, but not sup...  more »
  • Situated at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha rivers this little state park offers a treasure trove of historical interests and beautiful views. There is a historical log mansion, battle of point pleasant monument, and many important artifacts located around the park. There is also a walking trail along the Ohio River nearby to the point pleasant riverfront park, plenty to see and do!
  • Excellent for history buff. Lots to do with more attractions in vicinity. Site of revolutionary war battle. Beautiful location, historical cabin with museum type display. Interesting town. A mist see!
  • Absolutely gorgeous park. Great views of the bridges and rivers. Very relaxing place to sit and read. Surprisingly quiet given the proximity to traffic. Be sure to check out the nearby Mothman Statue as well!
  • Nice park, well maintained. Not a lot to see. Overall s good park. Nice to stop by if you're going to go see Mothman anyway.
  • This is easily accessible, quiet, historical and very scenic. If you're passing through Point Pleasant or visiting the Mothman, this place is a must.