blennerhassett Museum of Regional History

The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History is a three-story museum focused on the history of the Blennerhassett Family and the history of the Mid-Ohio Valley region. Peruse local artifacts and get a great background on Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett before visiting the Island. The museum also has a gift shop full of items by regional artisans.                 

The basement floor of the museum contains the Stahl collection, a vast assortment of artifacts found on Blennerhassett Island from Native American arrow heads to tools to cloth. The basement level also has an informative 15-minute video that works as a great introduction to the history of the Blennerhassett family. Bathrooms are also located on this floor. Elevator access between the three floors is also available.

The first floor of the museum has the gift shop and several exhibits on regional artifacts and items from Blennerhassett Island. There’s a collection of old vehicles, Harman Blennerhassett’s telescope and a wonderful assortment of paintings of regional historical figures.

The second floor of the museum contains rotating exhibits. Some of these exhibits have been on WWI and WWII, children’s toys, trains and much more. You never know what you might see, so keep coming back to learn more history!

The Blennerhassett Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday; hours vary by season.

The museum also occasionally holds events, such as the Mid-Ohio Valley Quilt Show. Keep up-to-date by checking out our events calendar below.

Sternwheeler boat ride tickets to Blennerhassett Island can also be purchased at the museum. The museum is located at 137 Juliana St in Parkersburg, WV.