Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Parkersburg

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State Park · Historic Site
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is a state park located on Blennerhassett Island, a small island in the Ohio River, located in Wood County, West Virginia, USA. The property was the site of a Palladian mansion owned by Harman Blennerhassett, a participant in some of the alleged intrigues of Aaron Burr, and his wife Margaret Agnew. While the original mansion burned to the ground in 1811, a detailed replica, which can be toured, was built on its foundations in the 1980s. The Blennerhasset mansion greatly resembled George Washington's Mount Vernon, due to its Palladian style.
The park is accessed via sternwheeler riverboat from Point Park on 2nd Street in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The riverboat ride takes about 20 minutes each way.

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  • I love this place, the history. We did the wagon ride first which gave us a good overview of the island. The trees are what stands out in my mind the most. The guides were very informative.  more »
  • We rode the boat to the island, did the house tour, and took the wagon ride. I recommend all of it. There is so much history here. Don't miss the wagon ride. We learned so much about the island...  more »
  • R Everything was neat about this place. The ride over was good, the wagon ride was neat. And the historical mansion was nice. All of the events on the island had information along with that was very interesting. The history behind the family was surprising to me. There is a concession stand if you get hungry, the hot dog was good that I got. We are interested in going again. We really liked it.
  • This place is AWESOME. My favorite part of a road trip to WV was going here. Oy reachable via ferry ride. The ferry ride was affordable and a LOT of fun with my little girl. It's about a 20 minute boat ride down the beautiful Ohio River. The island itself is pristine. A cool gift shop, historical and preserved buildings, a lot of history and good signage. The trails and roads are very well kept and I was pushing my baby girl in a stroller. The island is quite big, heavily shaded, and flat. Beautiful outdoors area!

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