Pricketts Fort State Park

Pricketts Fort serves as the centerpiece for Pricketts Fort State Park
Pricketts Fort serves as the centerpiece for Pricketts Fort State Park along the Monongahela near Fairmont, WV.

A log fort commissioned in 1774 by Captain Jacob Prickett has been reconstructed at Pricketts Fort State Park, a historical park along the Monongahela River in north central West Virginia that recounts the age of native warfare in northern Appalachia.

Once a refuge for as many as 80 area families, the fort is representative of many that provided shelter during the late 1700s when natives and Europeans battled for control of the region.

The fort, an adjacent historical museum, and other historical landmarks at the park are operated privately without profit for a fee, and all are open from April through October. The remainder of the park and its trails and picnic areas are open year-round. The fort and park are featured in the Fallout 76 video game.


Pricketts Fort
Inside Prickett's Fort, visitors can tour a reasonable facsimile of a Border War-era fort in the colonial backcountry.

Directions: Prickett's Fort State Park is located near Fairmont, WV, in eastern Marion County, in the Monongehela Valley Region in northern West Virginia.


Hotels near Pricketts Fort State Park

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Attractions near Pricketts Fort State Park

Tygart Lake State Park
Valley Falls State Park
Monongahela River Rail Trail
Mannington Round Barn
Mother’s Day Shrine
Coopers Rock State Forest
Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area
Watters Smith Memorial State Park


Prickett's Fort State Park
Route 3, Fairmont, WV 26554
PFSP Website
Phone: (304) 363-3030