West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

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Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Siege of Fort Randolph set for weekend of May 17th

5/10/2013
Fort Randolph
Photo courtesy of the Mason County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. – The weekend of May 17th, the 11th annual Siege of Fort Randolph encampment and re-enactment will take place at Krodel Park in Point Pleasant, W.Va.

The fort will host the three-day event revolving around a military siege intended to begin the return of land back to the Shawnee Nation, and the circumstances leading to it. The main event features the re-enactment of Chief Cornstalk’s fateful visit to Fort Randolph in the fall of 1777, and the subsequent siege placed upon the fort in 1778 in which a war party of over 200 Shawnee warriors formed a line stretching from the Ohio to the Kanawha rivers. This re-enactment is on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m., and is the only event of the weekend that requires payment for entrance. ($3 admission, children under 6 admitted free)

The following is a schedule of events:

FRIDAY, MAY 17:
9 a.m. -- Gates open
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- School tours
5 p.m. -- Gates close

SATURDAY, MAY 18:
9 a.m. -- Gates open
Fort and Indian Village
10 a.m. to noon -- Life skills demonstrations
10 a.m. -- Flag presentation
12:30 p.m. -- Indian blanket trade
1 p.m. -- Magistrate Court
2 p.m. -- “Siege of Fort Randolph” outdoor drama
4 p.m. -- Auction
5 p.m. -- Gates close

SUNDAY, MAY 19:
9 a.m. -- Gates open
10 a.m. -- Church services
2 p.m. -- Break camp
Gates closed

For more information please visit: http://www.fortrandolph.org/index_files/siege.htm or contact Craig Hesson at 304-675-7933 or chesson1774@suddenlink.net. The Mason County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 304-675-6788 or http://www.masoncountytourism.org/index.html also is available to provide information about the siege. Join us to find out the reasons behind the skirmish and learn more about our local history!

For additional information about events and attractions in the area, visit the West Virginia Division of Tourism online at www.wvtourism.com or contact 1-800 CALL WVA.

Contact Information

Craig Hesson
304-675-7933
chesson1774@suddenlink.net