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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

137 Juliana St, Parkersburg, WV 26101-5331
+1 304-420-4800
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Great day trip

I’ve been to the Island so many times I️ can’t count. I’ve taken friends and family as well as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bestlisa
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West Virginia
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Mansion by candlelight

This is a must for anyone visiting the Ohio Valley. The island is located between Parkersburg WV... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
phineasKnows
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CAPE COD
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Site of the alleged plot by Aaron Burr and Harman Blennerhassett to establish a southwest empire. Features the reconstructed Blennerhassett Mansion, guided tours,concession stand, gift shop, narrated wagon rides, hiking trails and picnic facilities. Frequent special events include Mansion by Candlelight each October. Open May-October. Hours vary throughout the season. Call ahead to confirm details.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“wagon ride” (56 reviews)
“mansion tour” (27 reviews)
“ohio river” (29 reviews)
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137 Juliana St, Parkersburg, WV 26101-5331
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+1 304-420-4800
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to the Island so many times I️ can’t count. I’ve taken friends and family as well as hundreds of student. Take the stern wheeler over to the island. Tour the mansion, hop on the wagon ride and walk around the island soaking up...More

Thank bestlisa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must for anyone visiting the Ohio Valley. The island is located between Parkersburg WV and Belpre Ohio In October the entire island is lit up with lanterns and bon fires. The mansion is populated with living historians dressed in the late 1700...More

Thank phineasKnows
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Candle Light evening special that was offered. My husband and I had never been to the Island. We were taken to and from the Island by sternwheeler. It was a beautiful night. We had purchased the catered dinner with our package....More

Thank sweepstakegal
Reviewed 3 October 2017

With this excursion you not only get 2 relaxing half hour sternwheeler rides (to and from the island) but a nice variety of activities to do once you are on the island. It's nice to not see or hear traffic or busy streets. You can...More

Thank brettlC6174WD
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Another must see when visiting WV. Clean facilities. Beautiful history. Several things to do while on the island. Wonderful place for pictures, wedding ceremonies etc.

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The day was set to spend our time on the island only to find out after Labor day they run on limited hours. The weather was gorgeous. In its 80's. So very disappointed. We'll have to try again next year.

Thank Piper B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our bike club had a ride down there and we had a good time. We opted for the total tour package $25.00 which included: The museum tour, boat ride to and from the island, wagon ride, and a tour of the mansion. It was a...More

Thank Tom Z
Reviewed 4 September 2017

from the UK visiting a friend had no idea really what to expect. thoroughly enjoyed it, its great providing you have the nice weather. the ferry across to the island was also very pleasant and they also offer children the chance to drive which is...More

Thank Lewis H
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

For $25 you get a paddle wheel boat ride to island, horse carriage ride, tour of mansion and also includes museum. Get tickets at museum in town, and walk the 2 blocks to the boat. Note to park in spaces allocated to museum only. The...More

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We've heard about this place for years and finally visited for an anniversary. Stayed overnight at Blennerhassett hotel. Got to museum at 10 am when they opened and spent next 45 mins looking at some very interesting exhibits before walking down to river to catch...More

Thank AJH
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Judy W
8 March 2017|
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Response from Barb C | Reviewed this property |
The island and ferry only operate April through October. See the website for more detail.
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Carol M
25 August 2016|
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Response from 19Jim48 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure exactly, but I think less than $10.
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