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Pricketts Fort State Park at Bridgeport
Prickett's Fort State Park
106 Overfort Lane, Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554
Category: Attractions
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Bask in the history of 18TH CENTURY Colonists in WV 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.


Prices -

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


  • Birdwalks
  • Colonial Games 
  • Historic Arts Workshop


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


  • When is the Fort State Park WV 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 every day. Check the calendar, because it is also open throughout the year on select days for special events. Let us arrange your trip around Bridgeport with more natural sites like the State Park. Contact our front desk.
  • 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. Heritage workshops, in fact, are one of the main activities at the Park. 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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