Pricketts Fort State Park, Fairmont

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Prickett's Fort State Park is a 188-acre (76.1 ha) West Virginia state park north of Fairmont, near the confluence of Prickett's Creek and the Monongahela River. The park features a reconstructed refuge fort and commemorates life on the Virginia frontier during the late 18th century.
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  • This site is worth the winding drive to get there! $8 /person got us admission to the museum, fort, and a tour of the Job Prickett house. Costumed interpreters in the fort and house did a...  more »
  • Great visit with this little state park. West Virginia amazes me with its quality of parks. Good little museum, with guided tour. Nicely managed with gift shop.  more »
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  • Was here for a half marathon on local paths and trails. The museum was closed for the weekend (in January). But it looked very informative and realistic. Grounds and restrooms were clean, pleanty of parking in overflow lots a short walk away if main lot is full. Nice views of the river. Located on a rolling hillside so not a place for kids to play soccer at and no playground area. Picnic tables available and on the trails just a short walk away. Trails suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
  • Go see this place it's very magical. Make you feel like a pilgrim. I had a blast it's a must see.

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