Prickett’s Fort State Park in Fairmont is honoring our veterans and active military on our nation’s independence day with half price admission for veterans & active military, from 10am to 4pm.
From the official website:
“This is a living history site where interpreters recreate late 18th century lifestyle through period attire and demonstrations of a variety of colonial crafts. Throughout the season, visitors may find blacksmiths, spinners, weavers and other traditional artisans at work, and a gun shop which features the only public demonstrations of 18th century firearm manufacturing in the state.
Scenic, pastoral Prickett’s Fort State Park offers a variety of recreational opportunities to visitors. Picnic tables are available and various concerts and performing arts are presented in a 400-seat amphitheater during the summer.
All can enjoy Prickett’s Creek and Bay and the Monongahela River with boating facilities including a launch ramp and trailer parking. Fish are plentiful and bass tournaments are held in season.
For hiking enthusiasts, the Prickett’s Fort Nature Trail has 25 interpretive stations to help introduce guests to the flora and fauna of north central West Virginia. A Guide to the Prickett’s Fort Nature Trail, developed by Fairmont State College, is available to assist interested hikers. Additional hiking is afforded by the MC Trail, a converted rails to trails for walkers, joggers and cyclists, that stretches three miles from the park to Fairmont.”
Spend the day and have great memories to boot! If you happen to visit, please send us a photo!