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.


Amphitheater Improvement Fund
Thank you to all individual donors and the following
funding agencies for financial support of this project:
 
  
West Virginia Division of Culture and History,
and the National Endowment for the Arts,
with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts
The Dominion Foundation
The Hott Memorial Foundation
The Brown Family Foundation
Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust
West Virginia State Parks Foundation
Governor's Community Partnership Grant
Marion County Commission
City of Pleasant Valley
Town of White Hall
Wal-Mart
Chesapeake Energy

 

      Native American Weekend

October 25-26, 2014

On October 25-26, 2014 the Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation will host a Native American Weekend. Enjoy a weekend that focuses on pre-contact through the 18th century Native skills, gender roles and activities of everyday life.

Tours of the historic fort and Native activities require a ticket. Fees are Adults $8, Seniors (60+) $6 and Children ages 6-12 $4. Children 5 and under and Members of PFMF are FREE. Hours are Saturday 10am to 4:30pm and Sunday Noon to 4:30pm. Last tickets sold at 4:00pm both days.

Activies for the weekend include:

  • Fishing Nets and dugout canoes

  • Fiber Arts and dogbane processing

  • Hunting camp activity

  • Tanning Hides

  • Hominy making

  • Foodstuffs and Female gender roles

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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The Frank T. Barnes Iron Collection is now showing throughout the year at the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center.

 

 On loan from

   Fort Boonesborough State Park. Come out and see this unique collection of ironwork. Items in the collection date from 1660-1860, and includes items used in daily living in early America.

 

 

 

 

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