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Pricketts Fort State Park

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Address: I-79 at Exit 139 - follow the signs to the park, Fairmont, WV

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Awesome place, Great staff, beat history

This is a great place to visit. There is a fort, a visitors center, and several buildings to explore. Check the time of year and the hours of the park. We got there early on a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ward D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. There is a fort, a visitors center, and several buildings to explore. Check the time of year and the hours of the park. We got there early on a really cold day and the staff was wonderful to open it up early for us to tour the entire site. There is an $8... More 

Thank Ward D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful day trip! Beautiful and so many neat things to explore! Just like stepping back into time! Will definitely visit again!!

Thank Julia D
Waynesboro, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We went to Pricketts Fort Saturday morning and it was a very foggy morning but absolutely beautiful!! Unfortunately the office isn't open on the weekends during this time of year, but being able to walk around and peak through such a historical place was incredible! We loved the eerie scenery😊

Thank wooftern03
Grafton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect day, weather was gorgeous! Volunteers were in period dress and very open, accessable. Knew the history and was very friendly. Toured Job Prickett's home, caught the tail end of soap making demonstration, also loom, weaving demonstration. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience!!

Thank Elleigh1218
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

A really interesting and well done site. An interesting story of settlements in the early years of English-American expansion into Indian lands. Lots of banal explanation of crafts- and family life- survival and independence. The whole place however speaks loads about danger and self protection-thus the fort where people huddled in fear in little enclosed spaces. The site-made brick house... More 

Thank PaprikaT
Fairmont, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My daughter and I went to a tea at the old house and it was wonderful. This place is amazing. The staff is so knowledgeable we were so amazed. You can walk around and go inside the building and see how they lived back in the day. We were so glad we went and have become members. What a fun... More 

Thank lhebert4205
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped for 90 minutes and could have stayed longer. Blacksmith shop included the science behind working the metal and the transportation issues the settlers faced. We helped with carding and spinning some wool and learned about how settlers made fabrics. Interesting visit for adults and children.

Thank Anne S
Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Prickett's fort State Park has something for everyone and something different for the many times we have come here. You can get on the bike trail here and ride all the way back to Morgantown (and even rent a bike to use). There is a boat launching area to get on to the Monongahela River. There are picnic tables. You... More 

Thank Judy W
Greenfield Center, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Pricketts fort was very interesting. The narrator at the park were dressed in colonial clothing, and were well informed on the history, of the fort. There is a building used for various events. The museum has two floors of period items. and a gift shop. There is plenty of parking,with a pleasant short ride.

Thank kyoungs1
Morgantown, West Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Demonstrator were very informative and dressed in period costume. We ate down by the river/creek at the picnic area. We took a group of middle schoolers and they experienced first hand weaving, blacksmithing and what the fort was actually used for. It was about an hour long self guided tour.

Thank ruslync2016

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