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Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation

88 State Park Entrance Road

Mission :

The purpose of the Foundation is to commemorate the people and events of the Pricketts Fort community during the first century of the American experience. The Foundation seeks to foster an appreciation of the past in anyone, from the curious to the scholar. This will be accomplished through the preservation of buildings and artifacts, educational programming and living history interpretation, and entertainment and recreational opportunities. 

About :

The Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation is an independent, non-profit historical organization dedicated to preserving and chronicling the history of Pricketts Fort. Through shared vision and common effort, Foundation members and the Board of Directors sustain history by providing for educational programs and cultural events that document our rich, local heritage.  

The historical and educational programs presented at Pricketts Fort are planned, conducted and funded by the Foundation. In addition we manage the Visitor Center, historical interpretation program, and all special events under a long-term contract with the state of West Virginia. The Foundation is governed by an elected board of directors of eighteen people, and is a membership-based organization that invites individuals and families to join us through membership.

We also encourage participation in our Pricketts Fort Pride volunteer program. For more information on the variety of fun opportunities for those who would like to "live" their love for history go to Become a Volunteer.


Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
We love Pricketts Fort. We have have been members for about three years now. It is well worth it. We learn something new every time we go there. It is fun to see a working blacksmith and talk to the people who are doing the reenacting. I highly recommend going at least once if you are in the area and you have never gone.

Neece Campione

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
Lovely small park with Prickett's Fort (rebuilt). A nice rail trail to walk on, a nice path in the woods that goes to a very old cemetary, ducks, a place to BBQ. They have an outdoor theatre. I'm not sure if it's still used. I believe it is? They now have a newish gift shop as well. The trees used to all be marked with what kind they were, but they took all those plaques down. That, and the relative small size of the park give it 4 stars instead of 5. Although a case could be made that it's just a great spot to visit for walking on the rail trail, or biking on it. Well maintained.

Robert Scott

Monday, May 8, 2017
Great park. Not many hiking trails aside from the rail trails but there are many acres where you can bushwhack.

Martin Matt

Monday, March 20, 2017
Very educational and informative. Came in on a Saturday with high schoolers and middle schoolers who were all very excited for the lesson.

Jon Henderson

Friday, Aug. 5, 2016
Great place to see an example of how people settled the area.

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