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Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, Summersville

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4.2/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is an American Civil War battle site that commemorates the Battle of Carnifex Ferry. It is located on the rim of the Gauley River Canyon near Summersville, a town in Nicholas County, West Virginia. The 156acre park features Patterson House Museum, three views of the Gauley River, hiking trails and picnic facilities. It is one of the oldest state parks in the United States. A Civil War reenactment takes place on a weekend after Labor Day. As Carnifex Ferry State Park, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.AccessibilityAccessibility for the disabled was assessed by West Virginia University. The assessment found the picnic shelters and concession stand to be accessible. The 2005 assessment identified issues with parking lot signage, slippery sidewalks, and insufficient handrails.
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  • Beautiful place to see. You can visit the park during the day. Has a museum interesting place to see. 
  • Most people don't know a Civil War Battle happened in West Virginia, but it did. And this park has preserved the house and its history perfectly. A very nice family friendly park with hiking trails ea...  read more »
  • We were in the Summersville area and enjoy Civil War history so we stopped by Carnifex Ferry Battlefield. There is not much to see but it is a great area for a picnic. The Park is very well kept with ...  read more »
  • Awesome for family outings! Beautiful, peaceful!
  • Always fun learning a little more about the civil war.
  • Very nice place!
  • It's a really good place to have family reunions. It's also a historical landmark.
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