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Blennerhassett Museum

Second and Juliana Streets, Parkersburg, WV
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Parkersburg
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Museum that houses three floors of interesting archeological and historical exhibits.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Museum that houses three floors of interesting archeological and historical exhibits.

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Findlay, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Our trip to Blennerhassett island started at the museum especially since that is where you get the ferry tickets.. the museum holds a lot of information not just on the island but on Parkersburg history and history makers. If you have time..this is a good warmup to the island trip

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Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

So much history, regarding the area, & the Historical island. All is beautiful ,All services are great, and a lot of interesting history!!

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Newton Falls, Ohio
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

While we did visit the museum and found some things of interest, the woman who was at the desk was not very friendly nor helpful. She actual told people behind us to "listen up" so she did not have to repeat herself to the next set of paying visitors. She did not listen to the question we asked and also... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Several different varieties of items to see. Short film on Blennerhassett Island, arrowheads, jewelry, old wedding gowns,furniture,etc.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I choose a museum over a mall any day! And for a town such as Parkersburg, in combination of the history of Blennerhassett Island, this little museum has quite a collection. The bottom floor has a fantastic assortment of Native American artifacts ranging from arrowheads to toys. The 1st floor (the one you walk into) has family headstones, original portraits,... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Like many small-town museums, this one has a somewhat idiosyncratic collection, but that's part of the charm, in my opinion. If there are items that don't interest you, speed past them. If you have only a short time, watch the video in the lower level, and browse the exhibits on the upper level to see various domestic artifacts showing "how... More 

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Milton, Georgia
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379 reviews 379 reviews
250 attraction reviews
753 helpful votes 753 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Some of museum likability is certainly personal taste. We found this one to be a disjointed hodgepodge of various things. Not sure why anyone wants to see the remaining stones that were part of the gate at the original mansion on the island. Just one example that created our overall reaction of "so what". There is a 15 minute orientation... More 

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Pretty cool little place...incredible artifacts from Indian & pioneer era, etc & nice video on history of the area..friendly staff as well! Really nice little gift shop also with cute treasures.

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Rabat, Morocco
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268 reviews 268 reviews
117 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

While passing through, i decided to stop at this museum of the Blennerhassett family as well as the Parkersburg history. I am so glad I did. The Blennerhassett family is very important to the area, and their mansion looks to have been incredible (there is no ferry service in the winter so I couldn't visit). For me, the best part... More 

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Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I don't typically like museums, but this one surprisingly held my attention. The video about the life of the family was entertaining and informative, especially considering we couldn't visit the island because it was closed for the season. I also enjoyed the Christmas tree display featuring decorations from countries across the world. My husband enjoyed the old toilets and TVs.... More 

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