Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, Point Pleasant

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Tu-Endie-Wei State Park is located at the confluence of the Kanawha River and the Ohio River in downtown Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The park commemorates the Battle of Point Pleasant, fought between the settler militia of Virginia and the forces of Shawnee Chief Cornstalk on October 10, 1774. The militia victory by the settlers weakened the alliance between native forces and the British and freed up settlers from western Virginia to cross the Allegheny Mountains and join in the American Revolutionary War.

The name "Tu-Endie-Wei" refers to the Wyandot Indian phrase meaning "the point between two waters" in English.
The Battle of Point Pleasant has been recognized as the first battle of the American Revolutionary War by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Female descendants of battle veterans are allowed to join the D.A.R. The historical debate about the first battle claim may not yet be resolved.
The 1796 Mansion House is historic house museum originally used as a tavern. The Colonel Charles Lewis Chapter, N.S. Daughters of the American Revolution operates the Mansion House Museum on a seasonal basis.
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  • Wonderful historical site. I had no idea of the historical significance of this place and would highly recommend a visit. 
    Wonderful historical site. I had no idea of the historical significance of this place and would highly recommend a visit.  more »
  • This was a small "snapshot" of history. There was a tavern/trading post/residence 225 years old on its original location on the "point" where the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers meet. (Memorabilia abounds... 
    This was a small "snapshot" of history. There was a tavern/trading post/residence 225 years old on its original location on the "point" where the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers meet. (Memorabilia abounds...  more »
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  • An absolutely wonderful waterfront rendezvous to make with you and a few friends. Many plaques sit across the waterfront detailing a battle that took place here many years ago, honoring the many brave people whose lives were lost. Take a moment to breathe on one of the benches facing the river and listen to the gentle waves move on down, guided both by the current and the wind overhead. Definitely worth a trip here, just to slow down and really see what this park has to offer. It isn't very big, but there's more than meets the eye here.
  • Very clean, well maintained park. Interesting historical plaques giving you a good history lesson. The 3 story log cabin museum is a must as well. Definitely worth a visit!

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