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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park Parkersburg

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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park
137 Juliana St.
Parkersburg
WV
26101
Tel: (304) 420-4800

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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and the Friends of Blennerhassett, its volunteer group, are pleased that you will visit our park. The Island is open May 1 through October of each year. While visiting our park you should allow at least three hours for a complete tour. This includes the boat trip to and from the island. Blennerhassett Museum should be the first stop of your tour. It is the perfect orientation for all that you will see throughout the day. Your museum visit begins with viewing the video that briefly explains the lives of Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett. You will then be free to tour the three floors of intriguing archaeological and historical exhibits. After the museum, you can then walk a couple of blocks down Second Street to Point Park. This is the departure site for the 20-minute sternwheeler ride to the Island. Please see the boat schedule for departure times.
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    Beautiful Island park with lovely river views from most of the bike trail. Trail is flat and makes an easy ride. It's accessible by riverboat ferry only, and is very peaceful due to the lack of car traffic. The sternwheeler ride was especially fun and relaxing, and its whistle is charming. The plantation style home is very well stocked and decorated with colonial antiques. The covered wagon rides are fun. The gift shop is worth a stop too, it’s decently priced and has a lot of interesting bits. The concession stand has surprisingly good food....Read More

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    Someone call the police, because this island stole my heart! Seriously, though, I have reason to believe Cthulu resides in the mansion there. I saw it rain on a recent trip, and the clouds formed a sort of horrible dark skull over the second floor bedroom. One quiet night I heard the combined sobbing of a thousand orphans echoing over the tides. Every wild animal on this island has hate in their eyes.
    Good taffy, though!

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    I was here in 2004 or 2005. The tour guides dressed in period clothing. One of them was a dead ringer for Lindsey Lohan. She was wearing a white cotton dress, without a slip, so all of us could see her bra and panties, so, yeah, pretty awesome.

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by Christy Hundley

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Beautiful Island park with lovely river views from most of the bike trail. Trail is flat and makes an easy ride. It's accessible by riverboat ferry only, and is very peaceful due to the lack of car traffic. The sternwheeler ride was especially fun and relaxing, and its whistle is charming. The plantation style home is very well stocked and decorated with colonial antiques. The covered wagon rides are fun. The gift shop is worth a stop too, it’s decently priced and has a lot of interesting bits. The concession stand has surprisingly good food. Food is moderately priced, but you get a lot of bang for your buck. $1.75 for a hot dog with homemade sauce- $4 for a very good Italian sub. Public restrooms are also well kept.

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