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 The Legacy of Mary Ingles is celebrating its

26th anniversary this year on September 11-14, 2014. 



This year during our event, visitors will have the opportunity to see a variety of different 18th century life-skills demonstrated throughout the camp. Please click on our upcoming events tab for more information



Each September since 1989, the Mary Ingles Trail Associates have presented a historical encampment based on research of the life of Mary Draper Ingles.  Embroiled in the turmoil of the French & Indian War, Mary was captured by the Shawnee Indians in July of 1755 and after several months she escaped and made her way back home by walking over 500 miles.  That journey took her through our Kanawha Valley of West Virginia. Come and join us for an educational living history lesson of early western Virginia (with emphasis on the Kanawha Valley region) from the 1750's - 1800's.


This year's dates are September 11- 14, 2014.


Thursday & Friday is for schools by reservation only. 

Schools can call 304-550-2876 or email

for more information.    


Saturday & Sunday are open to the public.   No reservations required

Beech Fork State Park

5601 Long Branch Road

Barboursville WV 25504304-528-5794