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Pricketts Fort State Park at Bridgeport
Prickett's Fort State Park
106 Overfort Lane, Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554
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Explore 18th Century History at Prickett's Fort State Park

Step back in time to the West Virginia frontier at this fascinating historic site and public park. Settlers established this military base in 1774 as a refuge from the wild surroundings. Today you can see this landmark fort up close to see what life was like and visit the visitors center, library, and gift shop. Bring a picnic lunch, because there is also lots of nature to see here. Take a nice hike or enjoy boating, fishing and biking amid the 22 acres of land.  
 

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Adults: $8; Seniors (60+): $6; Children (6-12): $4; Kids Under 5: Free
 

Hours -

April to October; Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 4:30 pm
 

Events

  • Birdwalks
  • Colonial Games 
  • Historic Arts Workshop
 

Activities

  • Local History
  • Research Library
  • Exhibition Gallery
  • Gift Shop
  • Informative Video
 

FAQs

  • When is the park open?


    The fort is a seasonal attraction open from April 21 to October 31. During these months it is open daily from 10 am to 4:30 pm, except Sundays when it opens at noon. Ticket sales stop at 4 pm everyday. Check the calendar, because it also open throughout the year on select days for special events. 
  • What can you do at the state park?


    History is the main attraction at the preserved 18th century fort. You can see how settlers used to live, work, and play with carpentry, blacksmithing and artistic demonstrations. There are also several recreational facilities in the 22-acre park. Enjoy picnic areas, walking and biking paths, fishing, and boating opportunities.

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