137 Juliana St., Parkersburg West Virginia 26101-5
304-420-4800 Toll Free: 800-225-5982
Harman Blennerhassett settled on the wilderness island in 1798, where he built a magnificent mansion. Designed in the Palladian style the house contained 7,000 square feet of floor, furnished with furniture purchased in London and Baltimore, oriental carpets, oil paintings, and porcelain made in Paris. The hardware on some of the interior doors was made of silver. Alabaster lamps were suspended from the ceilings by silver chains. A 2 1/3 acre flower garden and two huge lawns surrounded the house. He lost it all in 1806 when becoming a fugitive. The Island is noteworthy historically for other reasons. During the 1760s, the famous Delaware Indian, Nemacolin, made the island his home. In addition, it was visited by many renowned figures including George Rogers Clark, King Charles X of France, Johnny Appleseed, Henry Clay and Walt Whitman.
Other History nearby:
(Groton) Avery Memorial
(Parkersburg) Blennerhassett Island Historical Park
(Wellston) Buckeye Furnace
(Marietta) Campus Martius: Museum of the N.W. Terr.
(Kirksville) Isaac & Samuel Novinger Log Home
(Novinger) Issac and Samuel Novinger Log Home
10/16 Coming to The Parkersburg area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Park Street Festival Columbus OH June7-8 So many Food Trucks, so little time! Bringing you the best & most diverse food trucks in all of Ohio, all in one place!
Mountainfest Morgantown WV July24-28
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Wheeling WV July26-28 Bocce tournament, pasta exhibit, wine competition, entertainment.
Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival Dover OH August9-11 Our 24th Annual Festival Plate is honoring the 1962 Class A State Football Champions from Dennison Saint Mary's High School.
Mohican Traditions Festival Loudonville OH August16-17 Experience "hometown" Loudonville by attending the always-popular Arts & Crafts Show!