A little about Berkeley Springs
Berkeley Springs is an historic spa and art-filled town nestled in the West Virginia mountains only 90 minutes from the Washington/Baltimore metro area. It boasts warm mineral springs, world class dining, blocks of distinctive shops, full-service spas and more than 100 lodging choices from elegant B&Bs and historic inns to cabins and resorts. Golf, hiking, biking and swimming share the schedule with year 'round festivals, live music and theater.
The history of Berkeley Springs
In 1748, George Washington, then just 16 years old, was part of the survey party that surveyed the Eastern Panhandle region for Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron. He later returned several times over the next several years with his half-brother, Lawrence, who was ill and hoped that the warm springs might improve his health. The springs, and their rumored medicinal benefits, attracted numerous Aboriginal Americans as well as Europeans to the area. Bath's population increased during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War as wounded soldiers and others came to the area believing that the warm springs had medicinal qualities. Bath became known to the world as Berkeley Springs in 1802 when the Virginia postal system was established and there was already a Bath, Virginia in Bath County. The waters were known as Berkeley Springs because the protocol was to name springs after the county in which they were located.
127 Fairfax St
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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Tari's Gallery & Wild Women Fine Art
Local artists; one-of-a-kind wearables, jewelry and art
Museums / Attractions
The English-Norman Castle, listed on the National register
Berkeley Springs State Park
Museums / Attractions
A 4 acre village green in the center of town
Panorama at the Peak
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