George Washington may not have slept here, but he was a devotee of the therapeutic waters of what is now Berkeley Springs State Park in Berkeley, W.Va. His first, but far from last, visit reportedly came at the age of 16, when he was a member of a party surveying land owned by Thomas Lord Fairfax.
Sold on the warm spring waters here -- the temperature never varies from 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit -- the future U.S. President was a regular visitor and landowner here for many years.
Originating from five main sources, approximately 2,000 gallons of clear water are discharged every single minute, according to park literature. The Main Bathhouse and Old Roman Bath Building are open all year 'round (except for a couple of holidays); a gift shop and historical museum are don't-miss sights as well. The Roman Bath, by the way, is in an indoor sunken pool that holds 750 gallons of water.
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Keywords:Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, bath house, park, spring water