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Event Series Event Series: Siege of Fort Randolph

Siege of Fort Randolph

May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fort Randolph was orinally built in 1776 on the original site of Fort Blair,
built during Lord Dunmor’s War at the juncture of the Kanawha and Ohio
Rivers.  In 1777, Shawnee Chief Cornstalk was murdered at the fort, along
with his son Elinipsico and two other unnamed Shawnee warriors.
In 1778, the Shawnee laid seige to the Fort in retaliation for the murder
of their beloved leader. In 1779 the fort was abandoned and later burned by
Native Indians. The fort was rebuilt in 1785 and abandoned soon after.
​ In 1973, Fort Randolph was rebuilt in Krodel Park, a mile from
its original site.

The Siege is held annually on the third weekend of May. Reenactors are welcome to participate and preregistration is encouraged. The Fort will be open to the public from 9:00 am-5:00 pm on May 19 and 20th, with the
drama at 2:00 pm. Tour the fort and speak with costumed reenactors about
​18th century frontier skills. School day will be held on May 18.
There is a minimal admission charge for this event.
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May 19, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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