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Pricketts Fort State Park

I-79 at Exit 139 - follow the signs to the park, Fairmont, WV
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Feed the Ducks and visit the fort

We stopped to take a walk feed the ducks and walk around the fort. I love coming here with friends... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Morgantown, West Virginia
via mobile
Great Hiking

There is an excellent "rails to trails" hike available. The fort is fascinating! There is also a... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Guys Mills, Pennsylvania
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I-79 at Exit 139 - follow the signs to the park, Fairmont, WV
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped to take a walk feed the ducks and walk around the fort. I love coming here with friends it's very nostalgic. Brings the historic experience to our modern world.

Thank rosalynn1963
Reviewed 11 April 2017

There is an excellent "rails to trails" hike available. The fort is fascinating! There is also a body of water with ducks and geese.

Thank jamumford
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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...More

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 31 January 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...More

Thank Rebellady96
Reviewed 24 December 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...More

Thank Ward D
Reviewed 14 November 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!!

Thank Julia D
Reviewed 6 November 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!...More

Thank wooftern03
Reviewed 13 September 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!!

Thank Elleigh1218
Reviewed 8 September 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...More

1  Thank PaprikaT
Reviewed 23 August 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...More

Thank lhebert4205
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Anita a
Can u have a small dog on a leash?
18 October 2016|
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Response from Elleigh1218 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, maybe check their website, or call?
How much does it cost to go through the fort. Is there any place to picnic
12 June 2016|
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Response from Edward B. C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they charge $8.00 unless you have a membership, which is little more than that. There are places to picnic and also along the road that leads to the park there are places along the creek (tables) that are... More