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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
radman143
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Beckley, West Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was an excellent learning experience. Three floors of exhibits and a gift shop. We went here because you have to buy tickets for Blennerhassett Island here, so we did the whole package. It was like going back in time. Highly recommended for those who love history and have children.

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Hurricane, West Virginia, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nice little museum, the people were very kind and helpful. Lots of information regarding the Blennerhassett's and the island.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
35 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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463 reviews 463 reviews
296 attraction reviews
943 helpful votes 943 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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