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Location MapBLENNERHASSETT ISLAND HISTORICAL STATE PARK LOCATIONS and DIRECTIONS

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park includes both the Blennerhassett Museum located in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and Blennerhassett Island located on the Ohio River.

Blennerhassett Mansion is on the island with operating hours on dates from May through October. Blennerhassett Museum is located in downtown Parkersburg, WV, and is open year-round.

Access to Parkersburg is offered by US Route 50 east/west and Interstate 77 north/south.   Access to the island is by sternwheeler.

Point Park has reopened with the completion of the riverfront. The Island Belle departure is from Point Park to the island. The only exception is specific evening events on the island which will depart from Civitan Park in Belpre Ohio. A map for the Civitan Park departure point is found here.

These directions provide specific information from various routes that visitors will be using.

BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND HISTORICAL STATE PARK
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DIRECTIONS TO BLENNERHASSETT MUSEUM – Parkersburg, WV

I-77 (north/south) and Route 50 East (from Clarksburg, WV)

  • Take exit #176 – Route 50 – Downtown 7th Street
  • Follow the signs to Route 50 west
  • Get into the left-hand lane and follow Route 50 West toward Athens, Ohio.
  • Continue on Rt. 50 for approximately 3 miles
  • Take the Division Street exit (downtown) - Rt. 14
  • Turn right at the light at the end of the ramp and go across the 5th street bridge.  Get into left lane ( Rt. 14N)
  • Turn left on Market Street and three blocks to Second Street
  • Turn right on Second Street to go one block to Juliana Street.
  • The Blennerhassett Museum is the four-story red brick building located directly on the left corner.

arriving from Route 50 West (from Athens, Ohio)

  • Follow Rt. 50 East toward Belpre, Ohio
  • Take Belpre exit and follow right hand lane to end of ramp.
  • Turn right onto Main Street
  • At the intersection of Main Street and Washington Boulevard go through the light and veer to the left and cross over the bridge to West Virginia.  (left lane across bridge which  will put you in the center lane at the over end of the bridge).
  • Turn left onto Fourth Street (far right lane)
  • Turn right on Market Street and go three block to Second Street
  • Turn right on Second Street and go one block to Juliana Street
  • The Blennerhassett Museum is the four-story red brick building located directly on the left corner.
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