This rustic log fort is a re-creation of the original Prickett's Fort of 1774, which served as a refuge from Native American war parties on the western frontier of Colonial Virginia. Throughout the season, visitors may find blacksmiths, spinners, weavers and other traditional artisans at work, and a gun shop which features the only public demonstrations of 18th century firearm manufacturing in the state. Picnic tables are available and various concerts and performing arts are presented in a 400-seat amphitheater during the summer. All can enjoy Prickett's Creek and Bay and the Monongahela River with boating facilities including a launch ramp and trailer parking. Fish are plentiful and bass tournaments are held in season. For hiking enthusiasts, the Prickett's Fort Nature Trail has 25 interpretive stations to help introduce guests to the flora and fauna of north central West Virginia.