As one of West Virginia's most unique living history museums, Pricketts Fort invites visitors to relive the pioneering spirit of Captain Jacob Prickett and his family.

Travel back in time through the life of the Pricketts...and experience survival on the dangerous frontier of the late 1700's. Learn how these western Virginia settlers co-existed with the native American Indians, watch as costumed interpreters demonstrate the leisure, trade and domestic activities of the past, and witness the evolution of an increasingly civilized lifestyle over an 85-year period.

Prickett's Fort State Park uses a living history style of interpretation to preserve, document and exhibit the past. It features an 18th century recreation of the original Pricketts Fort which provided a place of refuge from Indian attack. In addition, guests enjoy visiting the original 19th century Job Prickett House, Prickett Cemetery, Visitor Center, and Museum Gift Shop.

The Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation is a non-profit historical organization responsible for the historical and educational programs available at the park. In addition to the historic attractions, the park also offers recreational opportunities for individuals and families including a boat launch, nature trail, bike trail access, picnic areas, and outdoor amphitheater.

Amphitheater Improvement Fund
Thank you to all individual donors and the following
funding agencies for financial support of this project:
West Virginia Division of Culture and History,
and the National Endowment for the Arts,
with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts
The Dominion Foundation
The Hott Memorial Foundation
The Brown Family Foundation
Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust
West Virginia State Parks Foundation
Governor's Community Partnership Grant
Marion County Commission
City of Pleasant Valley
Town of White Hall
Chesapeake Energy



Free Summer Concert


Simple Gifts

June 5, 2015 at 7pm


        Simple Gifts pulls from a variety of ethinc folk styles creating original compositions with traditional style. The duo performs on violins, concertina, mandolin, banjolin, recorders, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, baritone fiddle, guitar, piano and percussion. The musicians will incorporate lecture and audience participation opportunities into their performance.


Antique Quilt Show June 6-7, 2015

       Come join us to see some of the

finest area, antique quilts on display

 at the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center.

This program will kick off  a week-

long quilting bee. Provided by area

 volunteer quilters from the Marion

 County area.

       June 8 – 12, come out and see how

 quilts were constructed by your

 grandmothers as well as hers during

 this week-long quilting bee. The quilt

 will be constructed by area volunteer

 quilters. Free and Open to the Public.

Prickett’s Fort State Park is located 2 miles off I-79 at exit 139 in Fairmont, West Virginia. For more information about this or other events visit or contact (304) 363-3030.






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PRICKETTS FORT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION • 88 State Park Road• FAIRMONT, WV 26554 • 304.363.3030