George Washington's Bath Tub.

George Washington's Outdoor Bathtub

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Bath, West Virginia

In 1748 future President Washington bathed in a bathtub-shaped hole in a rock, fed by warm natural springs, and loved it. He returned regularly, joined a partnership to buy the land, and his fame created Berkeley Springs, America's first health spa.

The town holds a "George Washington's Bathtub Celebration" in March, and the bathtub has been preserved and marked for posterity.

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George Washington's Outdoor Bathtub

Berkeley Springs State Park

2 S. Washington St., Bath, WV
In Berkeley Springs State Park, which isn't very large. The bathtub is at the base of a rock wall up against the tree line on the west edge of the park.
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