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The island is so beautiful, peaceful and serene, that you may not want to ever leave! There is lots... read more

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Deming, New Mexico
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I hope to go back in daylight hours to see everything Good food great people interesting history of... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2019
Brenda B
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Site of the alleged plot by Aaron Burr and Harman Blennerhassett to establish a southwest empire. Features the reconstructed Blennerhassett Mansion, guided tours,concession stand, gift shop, narrated wagon rides, hiking trails and picnic facilities...more
137 Juliana St, Parkersburg, WV 26101-5331
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The island is so beautiful, peaceful and serene, that you may not want to ever leave! There is lots to do and see and will keep everybody in your group engaged and interested.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 2019

I hope to go back in daylight hours to see everything Good food great people interesting history of the place

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Accessible only by paddle boats that operate throughout the spring, summer and fall months, this park offers a replica of the Harmon Blennerhasset home with docents to greet you and provide a wealth of information. Beautiful grounds. Great for walking. Bicycles for rent. Lovely setting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We went to the Island for Candlelight and the experience was awesome! They were no electric lights and everything was lit by candles and fires! We had the meal of ham and trimmings and it was very good! The mansion was beautiful and the people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Flemingdude
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

First time in area and went to the special candlelight evening done one weekend a year. Weather was cold but atmosphere and presentation took you back in time being part of history. Lots of activities to enjoy. Would do candlelight weekend again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lou B
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Went with a group. We had tickets for ferry ride, dinner and covered wagon tour. The ferry ride is little misleading. It is on a ferry and it is a ride....maybe 3-4 minutes. Backs out from one dock, does a turn in the river and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We did this event and it was absolutely breathtaking seeing the mansion and island by candlelight. You start your trip over to the island by steam wheeler. When you get off, we headed straight to the tent to eat (meal was separate from other ticket...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I made reservations for the Mansion by Candlelight special event weeks ago. In our excitement to leave (a three hour trip) I forgot our tickets. The ladies at the museum were super nice and extra helpful. They were very understanding and reprinted our tickets. They...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bryna J
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Blennerhassett Island State Park is located on the Ohio River and is accessible only by an old fashioned Paddle Wheel type ferry boat (fee). Beautiful setting for the "Mansion" which was originally built by Harmon Blennerhassett and was a working plantation back in the late...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chipshaver
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Everyone needs to see this little-known chapter of American history. Most of your friends will nod when you mention Aaron Burr and his role in America's past. But ask them about Harmon Blennerhassett and watch the puzzled look on their faces. This island recreates a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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7 March 2018|
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Response from brettlC6174WD | Reviewed this property |
There is ample free parking just inside the floodwall at the dock where you board the sternwheeler that takes you to the island. There is a snack bar on the island with a diverse menu, but you are welcome to take anything... More
8 March 2017|
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Response from bimmer1 | Reviewed this property |
There is a volunteer that drives a golf cart for people who need assistance getting from one area to the next.
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8 March 2017|
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Response from Barb C | Reviewed this property |
The island and ferry only operate April through October. See the website for more detail.