Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

Parkersburg, WV

Blennerhassett Island is a gem. Visiting the island is 'a must see ' attraction in West Virginia. Located on a small island in the Ohio River, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park features a Palladian mansion and museum visited by 40,000 people each year.

Access to the island is via a 20-minute sternwheeler ride on the Island Belle departing from Point Park in Parkersburg, W.Va. The 19th century-style riverboat plys the beautiful Ohio River, carrying today's passengers into a bygone era.

Once on the island, visitors may enjoy tours of the grounds and mansion, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Public excursions are available from May through the last weekend of October on a varying schedule. 

You may not be able to get to the island by bike, but you can certainly bring one over on the Island Belle Sternwheeler, or rent one on the island. Cover even more ground on the island by bike to discover all the history here.

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