As one of West Virginia's most unique living history museums, Pricketts Fort invites visitors to relive the pioneering spirit of Captain Jacob Prickett and his family.
Travel back in time through the life of the Pricketts...and experience survival on the dangerous frontier of the late 1700's. Learn how these western Virginia settlers co-existed with the native American Indians, watch as costumed interpreters demonstrate the leisure, trade and domestic activities of the past, and witness the evolution of an increasingly civilized lifestyle over an 85-year period.
Prickett's Fort State Park uses a living history style of interpretation to preserve, document and exhibit the past. It features an 18th century recreation of the original Pricketts Fort which provided a place of refuge from Indian attack. In addition, guests enjoy visiting the original 19th century Job Prickett House, Prickett Cemetery, Visitor Center, and Museum Gift Shop.
The Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation is a non-profit historical organization responsible for the historical and educational programs available at the park. In addition to the historic attractions, the park also offers recreational opportunities for individuals and families including a boat launch, nature trail, bike trail access, picnic areas, and outdoor amphitheater.
Help Pricketts Fort
the 2016 Season
Heirloom Plant Sale at Pricketts Fort
~ 10am to 4pm
Heirloom plant sale will be at Pricketts Fort on
May 14th from 10am to 4pm at the Visitor Center.
There will be a variety of vegetables and flowers from the early
days of gardening. This program is provided by the Marion County
Master Gardeners and all proceeds go to maintaining the gardens at
Prickett’s Fort State Park. Plants available: Brandywine
Tomatoes, Cherokee purple tomato and two other tomatoes,
cucumbers, squash, cabbage, watermelon, peppers, Marigolds,
Zinnias, Four O'clocks, pansies, calendula, and more. All would
have been available in the 1800's or before.
You are invited to the 40th Anniversary Dinner
Friday, July 1st, 2016
Social Hour begins at 5:30 Dinner at 6:00
Pricketts Fort Visitor Center
Dinner Catered by Linda Jack
Roast Beef, Carrots, Split Pea Soup,
Potato Soup, Spiced Pepper Slaw w/warm Bacon Dressing, Irish Soda
Bread, French Bread, Apricot Tea Cookies and Beverages
$40.00 per person
Please RSVP by June 24th
Speaker: Greg Bray
Music: Larry Spisak
and Judy Hudnall
KRF Rifle Exhibit
March 30 to
October 31, 2016
Pricketts Fort is honored
to be the host site of this unique exhibit compiled by the (KRF)
Kentucky Rifle Foundation. This exhibit is for the scholar as well
as the enthusiast of fine original weapons. This exhibit of West
Virginia made rifles will have you visiting Pricketts Fort over
and over again throughout the summer.
The exhibit is in the
museum gallery in the Visitor Center and is FREE and open to the