Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is 5.6 mi. s. on US 19, 5.2 mi. w. on SR 129, then .9 mi. s. on Carnifex Ferry Rd. (CR 23). A Civil War engagement was fought on this 156-acre site Sept. 10, 1861. The Patterson House Museum contains Civil War relics from the battle. A Civil War battle re-enactment weekend takes place in September of odd-numbered years.
Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted.