George Washington’s Bathtub Celebration
Friday through Sunday, March 20-22, 2020
BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV —–
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 20-22, 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.
Saturday is the first of the Bicentennial year’s lectures on economic history in Morgan County. Kate Lehman highlights “Tomato Growing and Canning” at 11am live streamed. Link will be announced later.
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.
“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.” Two premier lodging places: The Country Inn and Coolfont Resort, were just named WV SBA rural owned Business of the Year. Dozens of other 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 www.berkeleysprings.com, 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 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. 304-258-2300
Atasia Spa With your spa services add a second person to the whirlpool for $1. 304-258-7888
Berkeley Springs State Park Take your picture by George Washington’s bathtub and tag us on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win a 30 minute soak at the Old Roman Bathhouse, up to 4 guests. #bssp; #gwbath; #romanbaths, #oldroman. 304-258-2711
Highlawn Inn Mention our 35th Anniversary and stay a second night for $35. 304-258-5700
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
Inspired Chaos is offering Cavallini Vintage Poster Prints with a buy one poster, get one for $1sale. 304-258-3692