as the town of Bath by the Virginia Legislature in 1776,
the settled area around the famous warm minteral springs began developing
several decades earlier. Always a resort town, the compact downtown district
is today a charming area filled with interesting shops, inns, cafes and
spas still centered around the warm springs. We invite you to stroll the
streets, visiting the businesses and exploring the rich history. Only
a few street names and minor boundary adjustments have occured over the
centuries. Lot numbers from the first land sale are still used on deeds,
and plaques note the original 1777 lot owners.
the history and architecture of Berkeley
Springs, West Virginia, the country's first spa.
Here to Explore The Town History
for an interactive map of the Walking Tour.
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Berkeley Springs - Morgan
County Chamber of Commerce
127 Fairfax Street
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
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