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Pricketts Fort State Park

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Address: I-79 at Exit 139 - follow the signs to the park, Fairmont, WV
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304-363-3030
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Visit the cemetery

My husband and I were able to visit the cemetery located right next to the fort. It includes the Prickett family as well as Col. Morgan. It is an active cemetery, we learned... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were able to visit the cemetery located right next to the fort. It includes the Prickett family as well as Col. Morgan. It is an active cemetery, we learned. It is in need of tender, loving, care. It contains many stones with no names, perhaps, due to age and weather.

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Thank Sue N
Fairmont, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

I haven't really been inside to tour but I've heard its fantastic! In the fall it is a great place to take pictures and enjoy a nice walk. In the spring and summer it has a nice trail to walk on to get exercise and be outside.

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Thank Rebellady96
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

This is a great place to visit. There is a fort, a visitors center, and several buildings to explore. Check the time of year and the hours of the park. We got there early on a really cold day and the staff was wonderful to open it up early for us to tour the entire site. There is an $8... More 

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Thank Ward D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful day trip! Beautiful and so many neat things to explore! Just like stepping back into time! Will definitely visit again!!

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Thank Julia D
Waynesboro, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

We went to Pricketts Fort Saturday morning and it was a very foggy morning but absolutely beautiful!! Unfortunately the office isn't open on the weekends during this time of year, but being able to walk around and peak through such a historical place was incredible! We loved the eerie scenery😊

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Grafton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Perfect day, weather was gorgeous! Volunteers were in period dress and very open, accessable. Knew the history and was very friendly. Toured Job Prickett's home, caught the tail end of soap making demonstration, also loom, weaving demonstration. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience!!

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Thank Elleigh1218
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

A really interesting and well done site. An interesting story of settlements in the early years of English-American expansion into Indian lands. Lots of banal explanation of crafts- and family life- survival and independence. The whole place however speaks loads about danger and self protection-thus the fort where people huddled in fear in little enclosed spaces. The site-made brick house... More 

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

My daughter and I went to a tea at the old house and it was wonderful. This place is amazing. The staff is so knowledgeable we were so amazed. You can walk around and go inside the building and see how they lived back in the day. We were so glad we went and have become members. What a fun... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for 90 minutes and could have stayed longer. Blacksmith shop included the science behind working the metal and the transportation issues the settlers faced. We helped with carding and spinning some wool and learned about how settlers made fabrics. Interesting visit for adults and children.

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Thank Anne S
Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Prickett's fort State Park has something for everyone and something different for the many times we have come here. You can get on the bike trail here and ride all the way back to Morgantown (and even rent a bike to use). There is a boat launching area to get on to the Monongahela River. There are picnic tables. You... More 

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