AREA ATTRACTIONS

There are many exciting attractions and things to do in and around the Greater Parkersburg area. Board a sternwheeler and cruise down the Ohio river to step back in time on historic Blennerhassett Island. From the arts to history, the area attractions are limitless. Spend an hour or a day touring the Henderson Hall in Williamstown – a 17-room pre-Civil War mansion. Enjoy a magnificent panoramic view overlooking the beautiful Ohio Valley atop the Fort Boreman Civil War Park. All this and more awaits you.
BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND
Site of the alleged plot by Aaron Burr and Harman Blennerhassett to establish a southwest empire. Features the reconstructed Blennerhassett Mansion, guided tours, concession stand, gift shop, narrated wagon rides, hiking trails and picnic facilities. Open May - October.
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JULIA-ANN SQUARE HISTORIC ASSOCIATION
Step into the past with a self-guided walking tour of Victorian grandeur. These were the homes of some of the most influential figures in West Virginia's early history. Garden and Christmas home tours take place annually.
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OIL AND GAS MUSEUM
This nationally recognized museum presents the intriguing history of the oil and gas industry, including how the accumulation of wealth from oil impacted West Virginia's statehood. Also view expanded displays on the Civil War and local industries.
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HENDERSON HALL
Built in 1859 as the centerpiece of the 2600 acre Henderson plantation, this impressive 17-room pre- Civil War mansion has survived with all of its original furnishings. Discover the Henderson’s role in spoiling the Burr-Blennerhassett conspiracy.  
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FORT BOREMAN CIVIL WAR PARK
Take in the magnificent panoramic views overlooking the beautiful Ohio Valley and learn about Parkersburg’s strategic role in the Civil War from atop the new Fort Boreman Civil War Park.
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PARKERSBURG ART CENTER
The facility houses six separate gallery areas (including one just for kids) that can be used individually or in tandem, and those galleries hold an average of 16 exhibits each year. Shows range from the works of internationally known artists, to art by area school children. 
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To view other attractions, visit:  http://www.greaterparkersburg.com