Other Historical Sites on the Trail
On Rt. 9 west, overlooking the park and town is Berkeley Castle. It was built from local stone in 1885 by Colonel Samuel Suit as a summer cottage in fashionable Bath for his young bride, Rosa Pelham. After nearly 40 years open to the public for daily house tours, Berkeley Castle was purchased at auction in September 2000. The current owner has not reopened the property to the public.
The Ice House art and community center is home of the award-winning Morgan Arts Council. Located along Warm Springs Run on the corner of Independence and Mercer streets, it is the location of year ’round concerts, community theater, classes and the Ice House cooperative community gallery. Berkeley Springs is rated one of America’s 100 best small art towns and many of its artists are on display in the Ice House during the Apple Butter Festival.
Ridge Fish Hatchery. Part of the West Virginia State system for breeding trout to stock area streams. The Fish Hatchery is approximately 15 miles south of Berkeley Springs on Rt. 522.