Reviews of Pricketts Fort State Park (Tourist Attraction)

88 State Park Rd, Fairmont, WV 26554, United States

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REVIEWS OF Pricketts Fort State Park IN West Virginia

Scott Kerns

Love the history, peaceful scenery and nice trails.

Shirley White Blue

Great activities!

Hoss Tyson


Debbie Martin

Darren Gemoets

Well run, instructive and fun.

Susan Larue

Always peaceful and beautiful!

Maya Brinson

It’s beautiful!! Such a great place to run

Lana Yeager

Had ablast here on a school field trip

Wade Charles

Only words is awsome a must see for ones self

Allen Overly

Very nice place

Dianna Gatz

Nice place. Small but they pack a lot in here. Great historians there to show you what life was like on the frontier.

Tricia Hill

Love the history

Hillbilly FamLife

Great place to take the family and have a fun learning experience!

Edward Bonthron

Fun and educational

Kayla Nelson

Pricketts Fort is beautiful and peaceful!

BillyBob Stoner

Very beautiful place if state would keep roads up .

Dakota Riblett

Great place to bring children and enjoy the great outdoors!

Charlie Decker

Went a to show my son what it really looks like compared to what the place looks like in Fallout vault 76 game . He loved it had a ton of questions and we even stopped by the old graveyard

Frank Presley

Donna M. Thorn

The park has added picnic tables and has good parking. The tours are educational and enjoying.

Cassidy Stuart

Great historic park

Renee Crooker

Fascinating story about origins.

Amanda Coates

Nice quiet open space. Very beautiful

Patricia Bock

The staff were rude.

William Lyons

The demonstrations in the fort and blacksmith shop are great. Very educational.

Timothy VanGilder

Great place for teaching children about the past.

Raymond Roe

Kathy Seago

What a terrific place to visit! I'm not sure who enjoyed it the most, our 7 and 9 year old grandchildren or their Pap and I!

Patricia Madsen

Easy few hours of education and entertainment for the grandkids.

Sherry Pritt

It was amazing tour guide event

kyle delaney

Awesome park.pretty big. Was just passing through the area and happened to stop in. Had a large walking path. Will go again.

Matemas Thompson

Clean friendly and knowledgeable staff Keep up the good work

Jennifer Halsey

What a fantastic find. Very knowledgeable staff. Beautiful grounds. Besides the Revolutionary War fort itself, there are outbuildings, gardens, picnic area and a large cemetery featuring stones from the 18th and 19th centuries. Admission for the fort is very reasonable. Re-enactors and tour guides.


Andrea Ortiz

Very beautiful park for pictures.

Joe Hoist

Walk or bike the rail trail and tour the fort. It's a wonderful place to spend some time. Check the website for the schedule of events.

Selena Hickman

Awesome place! It wasn't very busy on the Sunday we went, but loved the tour of the house and the museum was great! There were only 3 actors present, but all were very informative. Would go again.

David Walker

Down a winding road several miles off of the interstate is Prickett's Fort State Park. Just when you think you've missed the turn-off and you're lost, there's the parking lot for the Visitor's Center. Prickett's Fort is a wonderful re-creation of a 1774 fort, complete with blockhouses, a trading post with handmade items for sale, meeting house, several living-cabins, tinsmith, and a working blacksmith's shop. Very educational. There's a 2+ mile walking and bike trail that goes off of the upper parking lot, and boat launch area down by the lower parking lot. The Visitor's Center also has a nice gift shop. Highly recommended.

michael koreen

Water was ugly and almost stagnant. Small historical place. If you had a kayak, maybe a better place to visit

Deven Pratt

Ashley Stewart

Janet Ooten

Great history lesson, very well done, authentic and the staff are very well educated and personable. We took our grand daughter here and we all left with new information.

Brad Curtis

Linda Goodrich

Love this place!!!❤❤❤

Donna Roman

great place


Sean Taylor

Nice park, great place to go enjoy the sights.

Jamie Cobb

Great facility

John Cady

Beautiful historic site from my hometown

Kalen Efaw

Best access for the rail trail in fairmont. Definitely tour the old fort.

Brad Klug

Jason Schafer

Very pretty park, they have nice events that go on here, country music concerts, etc.


We really enjoyed visiting this park. Staff as very friendly and knowledgeable. Very well done and near to see living history.

Mindy Folio

Cool place with lots of history, easy to get to with nice trails.

Eric Ridenour

One of Our Favorite State Parks In West Virginia

George Davis

Great family place to go especially when they are doing the frontier reenactments, like today.

someone else

Nice hiking area.

Michael Herlihy

It's a small but nice park. I recommend checking out for a little bit ifyou are pasding through.

Elizabeth Bennet

timothy randall

Been there several times all ways enjoyed ourselves

Addie Max

Beautiful park and walking trail.

Bobby Snelson

Clean facilities and easy boat ramp access.

Aaron Hooker

Such a beautiful place. Very historic and great people to teach all the info.

Unicorns, Rainbows, & Glitter

Amazing walking place

Trish Papalii

Very peaceful, needs cleaned up

Lisa Cameron-Plumley

What a beautiful place. The history of our country is preserved here by the reconstruction of this Fort. Knowing that our ancestors had to flee to the safety of one of the many forts built just for survival is humbling.

Patricia Jones

Very svenic snd a nice stroll

Zombmom Andrea

Kids love it here to fish and feed geese. L9ve the fort and the historical reinactments, outdoor theaters for plays, and lots of other events usually listed on their website

Adam Blake

Beautiful place

Anne Evans

Enjoyed our visit. Staff very knowledgeable.

Stephanie Watkins

Its quiet and clean. A great place to have a picnic and feed the ducks.


Awesome place, great history and staff is very helpful. Highly recommend checking it out.


Nice place to kayak and enjoy nature.

Kimberly Farry

Great place to learn early history of the area! Colonial crafts, information. Well done by a nonprofit thinking of betterment for all to enjoy! The passion to preserve this shows and is appreciated!

Genny Zbach

It is wonderful having a Prickets Fort so near that I can go anytime. There is a wide variety of special events there that brings music, plays, and time period reinactments. From there, the rails to trails goes north to Morgantown and south to Fairmont. The Fairmont end has a long tunnel to walk through that stays cool in the hot summer. There is also good fishing, a lot of birds, beautiful flowers, and an old graveyard. Go and explore, have a picnic, and relax.

Kayla Johnson

Very clean park with nice views.

Jay Miller

A great historical place to visit. We had a great time and learned a lot. The kids had a blast watching the blacksmith at work.

Amy Sine

Jessica Dodd

Great outdoor history

Linda Smith

Great bicycle paths.

Bay Cain

Missy Colvin

Ernie Meadows

Nice place for different kinds of events and great for picnics


Its a awsome place and it is REALLY fun

Dennis Hevener

Awesome 18th Centry show with great items for sale. Sat 9:00 to5:00 and. Sunday 9:00 to 3:00.

jason morris

Courtney Chancey

Awesome educational experience for younger children!!

Mac Rashid

Nice little park.

Cindy Ponton

This is a beautiful place to look at the ducks and spend time with family

John B.

Fun place to take the family and learn about the its history.

April Morris

Rails to trails from Morgantown to fort pticketts trail

Paul Wallace

Great experience! Excellent actors and learned a lot of them. Hats off to the blacksmith as well, Israel, that explained the whole process. Worth the trip!

Sherry Wright

Very cool place to visit. All persons were well versed in their knowledge of pricketts fort. The weaver was a hoot!

Kerri Burrows

Love this place! So peaceful, everyone is nice. Great place for a picnic. We're getting married there this fall.

Jerry Green

Stopped by with my grand children for them to ride their bikes. The park is neat and clean.

Jess Farris

Thomas Mullins

Soy Silva

Robert Kernoski

Great place liked it

Ana Castro

Nice state park.

Amber Beech

I love this place!!

Katie Bugster

We're having a fun time here as a family. It's affordable. The staff is knowledgeable and available.

Hillbillyjeeper WV

Went to watch a band at the amphitheater.

Amanda Goodwin

Fun and educational, good history lesson

Gale Maxwell

john kendall

Always chill

Jessica Eagle

Always enjoy spending a couple hours throughout the week here. However we usually go to the Pricketts Fort swimming hole for kids to splash around and enjoy the water.

Alison Klein

Great trails

Wesley Burns

Thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful Place. The cemetery is full of history that I found fascinating.

Robert Scott

Fun place to fish, hike, or hunt mushrooms

Bryce zannino

Nice place with a good rail trail for running, biking, or walking

Megan Sturm

Lovely place to spend time with the people you love.

Casey Reynolds

I like walking the trail with my dog...its so peaceful

Miguel Figueroa

A magnificent State Park! Always great to run on the rail trail head!

Bradley Melnyk

Such amazing history and all the people that work here truly love what they do and love sharing their knowledge of the history of this place as well. Spent some time at the blacksmith shop as well, such a talented young man. Will definitely come back again!!

Herb Hall

Great place

Jack Starsick

Needs rail trail maintenance

Leanna Burton

The staff is very knowledgeable and good at answering questions. The museum upstairs the gift shop has a ton of great information and artifacts. After the rain stopped we toured the fort, enjoyed the trading post and the items they had for sale that have been made within the fort.

matt cahill

Do yourself a favor when you walk thru the fort and talk to the workers... they are the best part with their wealth of knowledge of the times

Mandi Roblero

Thomas McClure

Historical significance of the site, and the genuine Frontier costuming and tours are well worth the time! Very educational for the children as well.

David Leiter

Very nice and we'll maintained.

Marie Nester

Theresa Fellows

Peaceful quiet and beautiful!

Steve Phariss

Learned some things, friendly staff

Robert blosser jr

Enjoyed the trip back to past times

Brandon Patrick

I had a good time here today

sallie oconnor

Very interesting place

Kimberly Ragen

Beautiful, peaceful historical site with gift shop, interpretive program, outdoor amphitheater, walking trails, museum. Boat docks, fishing, picnic area.

Louis Weiner

Great place to take kids and family


A lttle piece of history explaining how the frontier people lived.

roberta stealey

Nice place to visit with your family.

Russ & Sue Nirella

This historic fort had a self walking tour. The docents shared with people who wanted to learn more. The cemetery contains famous people.

Candy Alfred

Nice place to visit, as well as see and hear relevant history. Thorougly enjoyed observing and hearing from the blacksmith. He was quite knowledgable.

Halle Edwards

I went for the Candlelight Christmas event at the park this past weekend. Even though it was dark and I couldn't see all the buildings, it was still a great place. The main buildings were decorated as they would have been in the 18th century and lit only by candles. There was a guide in each of the buildings to tell you all about life in that time period. Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly. I especially liked that this was a "hands-on" park so you could really interact with your surroundings. In addition to the fort and additional houses nearby, there is also a museum telling you a bit about the history of the area. The price is also very reasonable. The entrance fee is only $8 and you get full access to the grounds. If you like bicycling, the rail trail runs right through the park, as well. Overall, this was an enjoyable experience I would definitely recommend. I look forward to going back and seeing the place during the daylight too!

James Borrell

Just beautiful and good fishing.

John O

Nice place to run.

Teresa Cunningham

Great piece of history to visit!

Fonda Miller-Thomas

Took some homeschool students there where they were able to witness life as it was in pioneer days. They especially enjoyed the blacksmith shop. I highly recommend the fort for visitors of all ages!

Linda Casey

Love the park and the rail trail. Relaxing.

ADR Jett

Friendly and knowledgeable staff, guides and reenactors. Wonderful educational experience. The blacksmith and his apprentice gave and excellent demonstration and presentation. The guided tour of Job Prickett's home was exceptional.

Daniel Fox

This is truly a historical place,and the school of longhunter fabulous ! Seen people i met at other places before,as well as mafe new friends too ! Memories will last a life time !!!

Aaron Blake

Amanda Harper

Wonderful hiking trails, perfect for my dog. Paved or you can branch off into the woods. There's always geese or ducks to feed too.

Jeremy Lumpkin

Cool place. It has living historians that tell you about the time period

Robert Ebert

Carla Boord

I dont know why this came up on my maps. I wasnt there I wasnt even close to there. This maps on my phone is WRONG.

Lisa deGruyter

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