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Formal Gardens Restoration
In an era where most inhabitants in the Ohio Valley lived in log cabins, the Blennerhassetts built their famous abode and maintained an elaborate "pleasure garden" that covered 2 ⅓ acres adjacent to the mansion. You can help the Foundation restore these gardens and further enhance the experience of thousands of visitors who travel to the island each year. Please donate below through Give Local MOV so that your contribution can potentially be matched through the many opportunities available in this annual event.
Mansion by Candlelight
Friday & Saturday - October 8th & 9th - 2021
Join us for the 2021 Blennerhassett Island Mansion by Candlelight. Step back in time and enjoy a magical evening filled with music, food, and entertainment. Tour the island by horse-drawn wagon and step into the Blennerhassett's mansion, aglow with candlelight, as guests in period attire attend an 18th Century party. Tickets include sternwheeler ride, mansion tour, and wagon ride. Supper is an additional $16. Boat departures begin at 6:00 PM from Civitan Park in Belpre, Ohio. Admission is $35 for adults and $25 for children.
The Blennerhassett Historical Foundation preserves and promotes the history of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and the surrounding Mid-Ohio River region and also encourages support and participation in the Blennerhassett Island State Historical Park. The Foundation provides funds, volunteers and other resources to support the Park’s museum, operations, activities and facilities.