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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Parkersburg

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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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  • Although this home is not original it is still very interesting and beautiful to see. Walking the grounds just takes you back in time. Be sure to see all of the buildings. The map is very easy to... 
    Although this home is not original it is still very interesting and beautiful to see. Walking the grounds just takes you back in time. Be sure to see all of the buildings. The map is very easy to...  more »
  • This was a totally relaxing adventure into a different and intriguing world. It began with the paddle wheel boat trip to the island. The island had much more than we had expected. The docent staff....  more
    This was a totally relaxing adventure into a different and intriguing world. It began with the paddle wheel boat trip to the island. The island had much more than we had expected. The docent staff....  more »
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  • Very nice way to spend a day. My wife and I picked up the 4 ticket package for the museum, the ferry ride to the island, covered wagon island tour and the mansion tour. The island is rich in culture and history also rich in black walnuts, as this was a walnut farm among other cash crops. Many different houses and historical areas to see on the island. The ferry ride was real nice and the museum was cool too. Lots of local history and finds from the local tribes 2000 years ago. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys living, tangible history.
  • Wow, so much to unpack here. It's a beautiful rebuilt plantation manor and it's even furnished with some of the original homeowners belongings. It burned down in 1811 and wasn't rebuilt until the 1980's by the state of West Virginia. The stern boat ride there, the wagon ride, and the tour of the manor were worth the money. There's a tree that over 400 years old still standing on the island that very impressive, as well as the other centuries old trees, and walnut tree grove. We met wonderful tour guides and guests from all over. It was fascinating, gorgeous, and entertaining. It's a must see if you love visiting historical sites, because well, there's so much history!

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