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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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  • I've lived in this area all my life and just recently explored this little attraction. It was nice..we actually went twice. Once on the fourth of July weekend. More history than I thought over there. ...  more »
  • Very pretty little stop off with the war memorial statues and nice view of the bridges in Point Pleasant.  more »
  • We enjoyed an evening view of the river from the benches around the park, not realizing there is a river front walk below the flood wall. The next day, after inquiring, we learned the best place to ac...  more »
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  • Was passing through and decided to stop in and see what Pt. Pleasant was about other than the Mothman. Came to the park and was not disappointed at all in regards to the history that is around the area.
  • Gorgeous breezy park on the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha rivers where you can sit and watch barges. Has interesting historical monuments and accounts of battles held near there. It is down the street from the mothman statue, and near the riverwalk. A lovely, dreamy place to be in Pt. Pleasant. Easy to park.
  • I walk here everyday. So much history and learning a wonderful walk by the rivers. Then continue your walk on the river front. Beautiful.
  • Beautiful place. Good place to go for a walk. A lot of history here.
  • Nice place to walk around and very interesting historical monuments and murals

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