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Address: I-79 at Exit 139 - follow the signs to the park, Fairmont, WV
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Fantastic history education

We travelled to this park on the recommendation of the many reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. The experience was fantastic. All of the presenters at the facility... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Cheshire, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Read online free. Was not free. Cost me and 3 kids $24 and took us 5 minutes to see everything. There were only 2 people n fort talking.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We travelled to this park on the recommendation of the many reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. The experience was fantastic. All of the presenters at the facility are well educated in revolutionary war era history, and shared lots of knowledge with us as we viewed the blacksmith shop, the interior of the fort and the Prickett house.... More 

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Metuchen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Loved Pricketts fort. Enjoyed all aspects of the fort and Jacob house. Worth the trip and time with the staff.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The people of West Virginia are lucky to have gems of state parks that are all FREE. Pricketts Fort SP has no entrance fee so you may wander the small park itself for free. If you choose you may pay an admission fee to the small "living museum" fort. We did not partake of the fort (have seen many reenactment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very nice park. The Fort was very interesting. All of the reenactors were very friendly and very knowledgeable. A lot of handmade things for sale at reasonable prices. We enjoyed our visit very much!

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

A friend came to visit me and we went to Prickett's Fort. The craftsmen inside take you back to the days of the fort life. We watched a woman take raw wool and spin it into yarn. The process was really interesting. There are other craftsmen representing life in that time period. The reconstructed fort is just what you would... More 

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really good experience for history buffs - very much like the Jamestown settlement experience but not nearly as large (less walking). The local re-enactors are very good at making you aware of the realities our ancestors may have experienced. This park also has an outdoor amphitheater with free summer music concerts (see schedule @ park internet site). So if you... More 

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great place to tour - especially when all the craftsmen are in action. Small museum of artifacts - located along river very peaceful and relaxing - park also offers outside shows in summer (check schedule). Trails to walk to bike trail along side of park. Plenty of parking. Fishing.

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TUCSON...ARIZONA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you want to see and experience how the settler`s first lived when this country was an infant come to this State Park and you will leave happy. The day I was there, there were showings of how they made their clothes, sheered sheep and watch the blacksmith fire up the irons. The area is keep in excellent condition by... More 

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Tunnelton, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We loved going here as children and still a good experience you like history and that kind of stuff like I do.

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