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
Chesapeake Energy


Final Lecture for the

2015 Season

Colonial Plants and Herbs

Sunday, September 13, 2015



     Please join us on Sunday, September 13th at 2pm,  for the final lecture of the 2015 Lecture Series with Master Gardener Jane Stalnaker and Pricketts Fort historic interpreter Judy Wilson as they talk about the historic plants and herbs and their uses by our ancestors at the time of the original fort. This lecture is FREE and open to the public!

     Pricketts Fort Summer Lecture Series is provided free of charge through the generous support of the Marion County Commission,  the Town of White Hall and the Department of Natural Resources.  The Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation appreciates this ongoing support of the performing arts and the promotion of tourism events in our community.







Traditional Music Day

Saturday, September 19

10am to 4pm



     Enjoy a full day of traditional music with musicians scheduled to perform at the outdoor amphitheater with informal jamming in the park. There is no charge for the entertainment. Tours of the fort and Job Prickett House require a ticket.    


Prickett’s Fort State Park is located 2 miles off I-79 at exit 139 in Fairmont, West Virginia. For more information about this or other events visit or contact (304) 363-3030.






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