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

 

Free Friday Night Concert July 31 at 7pm

 

 

 

 

Mon River Big Band

 

The Mon River Big Band is North Central West Virginia's premier Big Band. Directed by Mike Roberts, the band performs swing, Jazz and Big Band Music. This concert is Free and open to the public!

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 www.prickettsfort.org or contact (304) 363-3030.

 

 

 

 

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PRICKETTS FORT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION • 88 State Park Road• FAIRMONT, WV 26554 • 304.363.3030