We went to the Candle Light evening special that was offered. My husband and I had never been to the Island. We were taken to and from the Island by sternwheeler. It was a beautiful night. We had purchased the catered dinner with our package. Upon arriving, we had dinner which was pulled pork, cole slaw, green beans, potatoes, rolls, pie, and iced tea. It was delicious!!!! After dinner we went on a covered wagon ride drawn by 3 horses which took about 20 minutes. Our driver told us about the horses, explained the story of the Blennerhasset Family, told us about the various buildings and the many trees on the Island. We saw many deer during our wagon ride. I think the wagon ride was the highlight of our evening!! Upon arriving and throughout the night, our walkways were lit by candles. There were small fires also lighting our way. It was a beautiful sight. There was singing and dancing from the 1800's. A story teller was talking about the ghost sightings on the Island. We went through the gift shop, which was very reasonable. We bought a book about the history of the Island for only $5.00 and a nice coffee mug for $8.50. Our last stop was our tour of the Blennerhasset House. It was a beautiful re-creation of the original mansion that was lost in a fire. Everyone on the Island was dressed in period costumes. They were very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. We had an AMAZING time. We would HIGHLY recommend a trip to Blennerhasset Island State Park, especially when they offer the Candlelight Trip.
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