Discover The Magic Of An 18th-Century Christmas With A Candlelight Tour Of Prickett's Fort State Park In West Virginia
Are you ever curious about days gone by? For example, what was the holiday season like for those who lived in West Virginia one hundred (or even two hundred) years ago? Well, now you can find out the answer to these pressing questions with a daytime or candlelight tour of Pricketts Fort!
Pricketts Fort State Park is a living history museum located near Fairmont, West Virginia that features a recreation of the original 18th-century Pricketts Fort that provided shelter for early European settlers to the region.
It's a fascinating place to visit any time of year, but it's especially festive and fun at Christmas time.
Have you visited Pricketts Fort at Christmas? It's a good way to rediscover the simple magic of the holiday, uncluttered by many of our modern expectations and conveniences.
Each year the museum hosts 18th-Century Christmas Tours, during which visitors can enjoy an interpreter-led event detailing exactly what Christmas looked like in centuries past.
Daytime tours are offered multiple times during a brief window in late November and early December.
But you can also opt for a special candle-lit tour of the fort after dark!
The candlelight tour includes both the fort itself and the 19th-century Job Prickett House. There will even be live period music at the visitor center during this event.
Regular museum admission applies to all tours, which is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (60+), $4 for kids (ages 6-12), and free for museum members and kids 5 years and under.
To learn more about the Christmas Tours at Pricketts Fort, visit
its website, Facebook page, or state park page. For 2020, the candlelight tour will be offered on December 5 and the day tours will be conducted through December 4, so if you want to attend, don’t wait to make your plans!
For another magical Christmas event to enjoy this year, consider a visit to
West Virginia’s Enchanting 1.3-Mile Celebration Of Lights Holiday Drive-Thru, also in Fairmont.
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