Built where the great Ohio and Kanawha Rivers meet and where the legends of the American Colonial frontier walked, Fort Randolph played an instrumental role in American history by serving as one of America's outposts on the colonial frontier. Although its existence was short, only from 1776-1779, Fort Randolph aided in protecting the newly formed American nation's back country from the threat of the British and their Native American allies. Fort Randolph is also known as the location where the great Shawnee Chief Cornstalk met his untimely demise and for the siege that followed in retaliation for his death.
Fort Randolph is located in the city of Point Pleasant, West Virginia's beautiful Krodel Park, about a mile from the original site. Offering several public events throughout the year that celebrate local as well as national American heritage, in addition to self-guided tours on weekends during the summer, Fort Randolph is managed by the Fort Randolph Committee, a 501 c(3) nonprofit comprised of history loving volunteers.
Free admissions but donations are welcomed
11am- 5pm Saturdays and Sundays beginning Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
and 11am- 5pm Fridays during the months of June and July
Fort Randolph is also open in September, on the Saturday of the Mothman Festival, 11am-5pm
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