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 

Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary

Throughout the 2016 Season




Heirloom Plant Sale at Pricketts Fort

May 14th ~ 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 Pricketts 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 public.






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