History waits for you. Click this mansion interior image.
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and the Friends of Blennerhassett, its volunteer group, are pleased that you will visit our park. The Island is open May 3 (2016) through last Saturday in October of each year. While visiting our park you should allow at least three hours for a complete tour. This includes the boat trip to and from the island.
Blennerhassett Museum should be the first stop of your tour. It is the perfect orientation for all that you will see throughout the day. Your museum visit begins with viewing the video that briefly explains the lives of Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett. You will then be free to tour the three floors of intriguing archaeological and historical exhibits.
Please visit our schedule page for information about sternwheeler ride to Blennerhassett Island, the mansion, and other island activities.
While on the island, visitors can enjoy picnicking, horse-drawn wagon rides, shopping at the Blennerhassett Gift Shop, the refreshment stand, bike rentals, nature walks, and, of course, touring the beautiful Blennerhassett Mansion. The island ticket booth sells tickets for the mansion and wagon ride tours. It also serves as our first aid station. Blennerhassett's tranquility enthralls many of our visitors as they walk the wagon trail-road encircling the upper end of the island. Rich plant life, huge trees, and varied wildlife are a rare treat.
Note: For mid-week island visitation, consider calling to inquire about island mid-week open dates as seasonal changes sometimes occur in late August into early September.