Prickett's Fort State Park

106 Overfort Ln.
Fairmont, WV 26554- Map It
(304) 363-3030

AAA Editor Notes

Prickett's Fort State Park, about 2.5 mi. w. off I-79 exit 139 at 106 Overfort Ln., contains a reconstructed log fort similar to one built in 1774 to protect settlers from Native American attacks. The museum captures West Virginia's 18th-century lifestyle through costumed interpreters and craft demonstrations. The visitor center offers exhibits about the Monongahela Valley's history and has bike rentals for riding the park’s trails. The park has a nature trail and a hiking trail that follows a converted rail bed to Fairmont and Morgantown. A 400-seat amphitheater hosts summer concerts and performances. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Park free. Historical attractions $8; $6 (ages 60+); $4 (ages 6-12).
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-4:30, Sun. noon-4:30, mid-Apr. to Labor Day; Wed.-Sat. 10-4:30, Sun. noon-4:30, Labor Day-Oct.31. Last admission half hour before closing.