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Siege of Fort Randolph

See demonstrations and learn about frontier life skills in the Fort and nearby Indian Village. Outdoor Drama on Saturday. Schedule: Friday, May 18 – School tours, 9 am to 2 pm; Gates close at 5 pm. Saturday, May 19 – Demonstrations 9 am to noon; Trade blanket shopping 9 am to 11 am; Flag Raising Ceremony, 10 am; Magistrate Court, 12:30 pm; “The Siege of Fort Randolph: The Death of Cornstalk” Outdoor Drama, 2 pm; Running of the Gauntlet at the Indian Village, 3 pm; Auction, 4 pm. Gates close at 5 pm. Sunday, May 20 – Gates open at 9 am; Church services, 10 am. Gates close at 2 pm. Gift shop is open during Fort hours. General Admission is $3, Children 6 and under free.

Christmas on the Frontier

Fort Randolph's reenactors invite you to join them for a frontier Christmas celebration. Gingerbread cookies and punch are just the beginning of a frontier Christmas feast. Colonial entertainment with music, singing, dancing and story telling follows dinner. Don your colonial best and celebrate the Christmas season at Fort Randolph.

Harvest Fest / Tales in the Tavern

Family games, 18th century ghost tales, cider making.

Fort Henry Days

The Revolutionary war is widely considered to have ended at Yorktown. However, on the frontier borders of this fledgling country, the war was still very much alive, and the small community of Wheeling was struggling to survive continuing conflict with the British and their Native-American allies. For the colonial denizens of Wheeling, hardship was a way of life, and the threat of sudden death was a constant companion. The area’s lone stronghold, Ft. Henry, was the only means of defense for this frontier settlement, and the people of the area depended on it for their very lives. Fort Henry Days is a tribute to Wheeling’s frontier era. Witness history come to life through dramatic battle re-enactments and period correct demonstrations. Return to the time of Betty Zane, Sam McColloch, and Lewis Wetzel. Return to a time where uncommon courage was commonplace.

Colonial Kids Day – Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids to the fort for a full day of fun and educational activities for them to experience. Activities will include life in the militia, games of the colonial child and a story in the Thomas Library. Child must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

Hearth Cooking Demos – Pricketts Fort

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth, the way food was prepared during the colonial period of our history. Recipes will be available upon request.

Pricketts Fort Lecture Series: John Boback, The Western Virginia Backcountry: A Short History of a Very Long Frontier

Jacob Prickett has long been celebrated as being one of the earliest pioneers on the western Virginia frontier. However, John Boback will argue the opposite position by presenting the Pricketts as late comers to the frontier period of history that had actually started over one hundred years before Prickett was even born.

Colonial Kids Day – Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids to the fort for a full day of fun and educational activities for them to experience. Activities will include life in the militia, games of the colonial child and a story in the Thomas Library. Child must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

Blacksmith Demos – Pricketts Fort

Come out and watch some of the best blacksmiths in North Central West Virginia apply their skills. There will be demonstrations throughout the day on many aspects of traditional and modern blacksmithing.

Colonial Kids Day – Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids to the fort for a full day of fun and educational activities for them to experience. Activities will include life in the militia, games of the colonial child and a story in the Thomas Library. Child must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

School of the Longhunter

An intense weekend of instruction, exploring the role of early frontiersmen on the American frontier. Speakers will focus on the frontier skills of the Longhunter.

Pricketts Fort 18th C. Firearms & Accoutrements Show

Visitors will find knife makers, 18th C gun builders, powder horn makers, leather hunting pouches and other products that are pertinent to the early frontier. Their new self-guided audio tour will also be available.

Pricketts Fort 18th C. Firearms & Accoutrements Show

Visitors will find knife makers, 18th C gun builders, powder horn makers, leather hunting pouches and other products that are pertinent to the early frontier. Their new self-guided audio tour will also be available.

Pricketts Fort 18th C. Firearms & Accoutrements Show

Visitors will find knife makers, 18th Century gun builders, powder horn makers, leather hunting pouches and other products that are pertinent to the early frontier. Their new self-guided audio tour will also be available.

Outdoor Theater: The Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical

Pricketts Fort State Park Amphitheater The Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation and the Town and Gown Theater of the School of Fine Arts at Fairmont State University are happy to announce the return for one year only the ever popular Seseen Francis play Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical. Tickets may be purchased through the Box Office (304) 367-4240 or online at www.fairmontstate.edu.

Outdoor Theater: The Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical

Pricketts Fort State Park Amphitheater The Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation and the Town and Gown Theater of the School of Fine Arts at Fairmont State University are happy to announce the return for one year only the ever popular Seseen Francis play Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical. Tickets may be purchased through the Box Office (304) 367-4240 or online at www.fairmontstate.edu.

Outdoor Theater: The Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical

Pricketts Fort State Park Amphitheater The Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation and the Town and Gown Theater of the School of Fine Arts at Fairmont State University are happy to announce the return for one year only the ever popular Seseen Francis play Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical. Tickets may be purchased through the Box Office (304) 367-4240 or online at www.fairmontstate.edu.

Outdoor Theater: The Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical

Pricketts Fort State Park Amphitheater The Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation and the Town and Gown Theater of the School of Fine Arts at Fairmont State University are happy to announce the return for one year only the ever popular Seseen Francis play Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical. Tickets may be purchased through the Box Office (304) 367-4240 or online at www.fairmontstate.edu.

Outdoor Theater: The Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical

Pricketts Fort State Park Amphitheater The Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation and the Town and Gown Theater of the School of Fine Arts at Fairmont State University are happy to announce the return for one year only the ever popular Seseen Francis play Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical. Tickets may be purchased through the Box Office (304) 367-4240 or online at www.fairmontstate.edu.

Outdoor Theater: The Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical

Pricketts Fort State Park Amphitheater The Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation and the Town and Gown Theater of the School of Fine Arts at Fairmont State University are happy to announce the return for one year only the ever popular Seseen Francis play Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical. Tickets may be purchased through the Box Office (304) 367-4240 or online at www.fairmontstate.edu.

Outdoor Theater: The Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical

Pricketts Fort State Park Amphitheater The Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation and the Town and Gown Theater of the School of Fine Arts at Fairmont State University are happy to announce the return for one year only the ever popular Seseen Francis play Pricketts Fort an American Frontier Musical. Tickets may be purchased through the Box Office (304) 367-4240 or online at www.fairmontstate.edu.