George Washington’s Bathtub Celebration

washington-tubFriday through Sunday, March 19-21, 2021


Berkeley Springs celebrates its most unique historical site, George Washington’s Bathtub, with a weekend devoted to dollar sales, local history and live theater. From Friday through Sunday, March 19-21, the famous spa town highlights the country’s only outdoor monument to presidential bathing. The stone tub located in Berkeley Springs State Park was has been ranked one of the world’s six most breathtaking baths by Smithsonian Magazine.

According to event organizers, the mid-March weekend was selected because it is the anniversary of Washington’s first visit to the springs in 1748 when he was a 16-year-old surveyor’s assistant. The Museum of the Berkeley Springs will be open Saturday 10am to 3pm with all the inside scope on the town’s history plus pick up one of the limited edition Morgan County Bicentennial coins for $20.

“One thing Washington complained about when he visited Berkeley Springs in later years was not having a place to stay,” said Laura Smith, Administrator of Travel Berkeley Springs.  “It’s not true now.”  Dozens of lodging options range from Victorian B&Bs in town to rustic cabins and fully equipped vacation homes along the rivers and ridges.

For all the details of Washington Bathtub weekend specials check, flyers featuring George in a tub posted around town, or call 1-800-447-8797.  George Washington’s Bathtub Celebration is produced by Travel Berkeley Springs.

               SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Ice House Gallery Youth Art Month Gallery Open 11am-5pm Fri-Sun.  304-258-2300
Atasia Spa With your spa services add a second person to the whirlpool for $1.  304-258-7888
Fairfax Coffee House Enjoy a freshly baked Revolutionary cookie for a $1. 304-500-2710
Berkeley Springs Memories is giving away a George Washington Bathtub postcard when you spend $20.  304-258-2000
Charlotte’ Cafe enjoy a cherry pie bar for $1. 304-500-2629
The Vintage Kitchen $1.00 sales, from small glassware to old linens and hankies. Check out George Washington post cards and paperbacks.
Jules Enchanting Gifts makes a triumphant return!  Check out the completely refreshed shop for treats, treasures, and Spring sales. 304-258-9509
Mineral Springs Trading Company $1.00 off any bar of handmade soap. 304-500-2753
Heath Studio Gallery 10% off George Washington’s Bathtub prints. 304-258-9840
Berkeley Springs State Park 10% off all retail in the gift shop. 304-258-2711
Inspired Chaos buy any Cavallini Vintage Print Italian paper poster ($8) and get a second for just $1!
Bath Water Brew Pub is celebrating St. Patty’s day with Irish stew, Rueben topped Irish Nachos plus a thin mint cheesecake made with our Stout Girl Stout. 304-258-3369
Lot 12 reopens with new spring menu. 304-258-6264
Tari’s Cafe Washington apple cocktail $1 off.
The Star Theatre $1.00 popcorn and Wonder Woman 1984 Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm and 8pm, Sunday 4pm and 7pm.