With Sternwheeler Ride
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Blennerhassett Island, a small island located in the Ohio River, is a beautiful place with a unique history. The Island was the alleged site of a treasonous plot by Aaron Burr and Harman Blennerhassett. Enjoy the unique history of the Island with a scenic sternwheeler ride, tour of the mansion with a costumed guide, plus free time for wagon rides and nature trails.
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Early this morning, board your deluxe motorcoach from Anderson Coach and travel to Parkersburg, WV for a visit to Blennerhassett Island. A stop will be made for breakfast this morning.
Start with a scenic sternwheeler ride on the Ohio River to Blennerhassett Island.
The history of Blennerhassett Island has made it the Ohio River’s most famous island. In 1789, the island was settled by Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett, wealthy Irish aristocrats fleeing political persecution and personal scandal. Over the years, the couple’s mansion gained a reputation for being the West’s most beautiful home. Then, in 1805, they allowed their estate to become headquarters for Aaron Burr’s military expedition to the Southwest, an episode that raised the island to national renown and awarded it a permanent footnote in American history. The Burr conspiracy, which is suspected to have involved a treasonous plot to create a new country independent of the United States, has become the subject of many stories, poems, artwork and Broadway shows. The Blennerhassetts fled the island when Burr’s scheme collapsed but the mansion and history remain.
Once on the Island, a Costumed guide will lead you through the reconstructed mansion. The current Blennerhassett Mansion is a replica of the original and it is grand and beautiful and fascinating to see.
Afterwards, you have time to explore the island on your own. Walk the trails or ride a bike, enjoy a nature walk, or wagon ride. You will also find a gift shop and refreshment stand.
Returning to the mainland, lunch will be included at a local restaurant before departing for home.