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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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  • Great place to visit. Upkeep of the place is incredible. Great place for a History buff to visit. Or just stop by for a relaxing time. Thumbs up.. 
  • The Battle of Point Pleasant was a major battle on Oct 10, 1774 between Virginia Militia and Indians for the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. Many Colonial artifacts and battle artifacts are in the "Mansion ...  read more »
  • Tiny little museum with wonderful native american artifacts, photos and furniture of the period. . No admission, beautiful setting, charming docent. Just a really nice experience, pleasant place to go...  read more »
  • 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.
  • I love this state park! It's beautiful and peaceful. It's one of my favorite places in the world!
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