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Got the Blennerhassett Hotel Package, had a blast! My wife and kids had visited through school, I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
markbradshaw60
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West Virginia
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Totally amazed with this WV state park! Get the combo ticket which covers the museum, boat ride... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
J8896YQlauries
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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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Site of the alleged plot by Aaron Burr and Harman Blennerhassett to establish a southwest empire. Features the reconstructed Blennerhassett Mansion, guided tours,concession stand, gift shop, narrated wagon rides, hiking trails and picnic facilities...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Got the Blennerhassett Hotel Package, had a blast! My wife and kids had visited through school, I had not. No putt putt, bumper cars or flash, but just a day of pace, pleasantries and and environment. The staff is well informed on the relevant history...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank markbradshaw60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Totally amazed with this WV state park! Get the combo ticket which covers the museum, boat ride, Wagon ride, and mansion tour. There are no discounts. Take your own snacks too even though there is a concession hut on island. Plan to spend several hours...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank J8896YQlauries
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not necessarily into history but his Island is beautiful and so interesting and there really is something for everyone. We even rode in a covered, horse drawn wagon....fun...and boat ride over. Highly suggest you do it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tom P
Reviewed June 12, 2019

The Blennerhassett House is famous for Harman Blennerhassett hosting Aaron Burr after his infamous duel with Alexander Hamilton. While at Blennerhassett, Burr concocted a plan to raise an army for the purpose of establishing a new republic in Texas. Thomas Jefferson caught wind of the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

You can only get here by boat or ferry. The captain is always willing to take pictures with you and may enough allow you to steer! Great tour of the mansion...alot of historical detail in the tour. Kids always enjoy the horse and carriage ride....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank GaryandDebbie S
Reviewed May 31, 2019

My fiancee and myself loved the island. The trip over on the paddle-wheeler was awesome: a beautiful cruise down the Ohio river. On the island, we took a tour of the mansion, which was great. The staff were very detailed and knowledgeable about the history...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jhnmszrs
Reviewed May 30, 2019

I live in Ohio and go to Parkersburg shopping all the time but never knew this place was there. Bought tickets at the museum and took the 15 minute boat ride to the island. It was very interesting learning the history and touring the mansion....More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Donna S
Reviewed May 27, 2019

I visited here yesterday, I grew up in Ohio, never knew there was an island on the Ohio River. This island is now a state park, but it was first inhabited by native Americans then an Irish family, the Blennerhassett saw it and built a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Peachy420
Reviewed May 20, 2019

Great boat day and a nice time on the island. Got lunch so made a great day. Wagon rides, bike rides, walking and picnic area - they have a cafe on site. Nice place to let the kids run. You can get to the island...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank 738billq
Reviewed May 20, 2019

We came in from southern Michigan with a group from our retirement community and it was amazing. The museum before you get on the boat to head to the island is awesome. Give yourself two hours to tour the whole thing. There was so much...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Jimmy T
June 10, 2019|
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Response from Peachy420 | Reviewed this property |
Every hour starting at 11 am, ending at 5 pm and the return trip is also every hour, starting at 11:30, ending at 5:30.
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May 6, 2019|
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, photography is allowed inside the mansion.
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May 1, 2019|
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I do not think so, if you need help walking they do provide a complementary golf cart!
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