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Pricketts Fort State Park

I-79 at Exit 139 - follow the signs to the park, Fairmont, WV
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Fairmont
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This state run park is right down the road from where I live. The fort is a replica of its previous structure. The staff is dressed in period clothing and work old time tools to cook and perform maintenance tasks. They raise animals and farm in typical fashion of the time. They are a very well trained and informed staff... More

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CAPE COD
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a wonderful living museum with so much history. The fort is one of the forts along the Ohio Valley during the French and Indian War. The park guides are informative and helpful. Excellent place to visit

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Cocoa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Prickett' Fort sets on the banks of the Monogehela River. There is a book store and museum. Come see the reconstructed fort and the various re-enactors as the go about the daily life as it was in the late 1700 when this area was the American frontier.

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Cincinnati, OH
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This looks like a great place for biking. The trail that leads from the fort down along the river looked like a great place for kids. We went for hiking expecting some good trails, but the park attendant only told us about the bike paths. We asked for a map of any trails and all they had was a map... More

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

There is plenty to do here... There is a fort that has live demo's of the daily life of the early settlers. There is a beautiful river that you can bring your boat to for fishing, water ski, or just to explore. Bring your bike the Rail to Trails is a fun time too! The park is FREE...but there is... More

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Omaha
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We really enjoyed the informative presentation of the employees here. They are very well educated people and have a lot of knowledge about living back in the 1700s as well as the property and the history of it. There's a river running behind the fort that you can feed geese, fly a kite or just sit on the benches and... More

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Cardington, Ohio, USA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Nice place to stop off and tour. Friendly people and easy tour at your own pace. A step back in time. Would be nice to see in summer when weaving is happening and local events are scheduled. A nice place to take a family to walk around and enjoy part of a day. Interesting young lady tells about the rooms... More

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Fisherville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This is a nice stop for a family or for people passing through who can take a few hours to appreciate the work the people here are doing. I hadn't intended to stay longer than a half an hour, but I did get interested in watching the blacksmith work and seeing an authentic old timey loom operated. It's neat and... More

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We went to Pricketts Fort for the Harvest Festival. They had demonstrations on how to make beer, jerky and candles, putting up produce, gardening, and a blacksmithing. The staff were in period costume and were very informative and friendly. The individual cabins were decorated with period clothing and furniture, and showed different roles of the inhabitants of the fort. There... More

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Geneva, Ohio
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

easy to find and staff had a lot of information, all staff very easy to talk to.great for kids also.

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