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Address: Second and Juliana Streets, Parkersburg, WV
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Museum that houses three floors of interesting archeological and...
Museum that houses three floors of interesting archeological and historical exhibits.
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Pretty good museum with plenty of things to look at.

My wife and to show up at the museum to get our tickets for the Blennerhassett Island tour and while we were at the museum we felt we should go through and check it out. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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165 reviews 165 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and to show up at the museum to get our tickets for the Blennerhassett Island tour and while we were at the museum we felt we should go through and check it out. There were plenty of artifacts and information from many years ago. If in this area of West Virgina I highly recommend you go through the... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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457 reviews 457 reviews
295 attraction reviews
898 helpful votes 898 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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316 reviews 316 reviews
136 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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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