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Pricketts Fort State Park


(304) 363-3030

Prickett's Fort State Park is a day-use historical and recreational park, located just north of Fairmont, WV. The original fort was built at the confluence of Pricketts Creek and the Monongahela River in 1774, and provided a place of refuge from Native American attack for early settlers to the area. In addition to the reconstructed Fort, the state park features the Job Prickett House, built in 1859. The site is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

The Visitor Center includes ticket counter, research library, museum gift shop and a gallery which features an orientation exhibit and video. The research library focuses on 18th and 19th century and regional history, and is open to the public during regular business hours. The Visitor Center, the historical interpretation program, and all special events are managed by the Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation, under long-term contract with the state.

Other recreational facilities at Pricketts Fort include picnic areas, nature trails, fishing, and a boat launch. Pricketts Fort is a trail head providing rail trail access to both the MCPARC trail to Fairmont and the Mon River Trail South to Morgantown. Bikes are available for rental at the Visitor Center during business hours. Prickett's Fort State Park.

Adult tickets are $8.00, Seniors (60+) are $6.00, Youth (6-12) are $4.00, Children 5 and under and members are free.

Open daily April 26th - October 31st. Please check the website for hours.

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