Park Podcasts offer supplemental information about the architecture of the bathhouses, treatments in the Fordyce Bathhouse, and the hot spring water. You might want to consider using them for listening exercises and enrichment.
Check back periodically to see what's been added.
Investigating the hot spring water:
Keeping with the Routine: African American Bathhouse Attendants. Learn about working in a bathhouse when most bath attendants were African American.
Bathhouses of Hot Springs National Park
Did You Know?
On June 10, 1936, President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Hot Springs National Park and toured the Fordyce Bathhouse as part of the Arkansas centennial celebration. FDR used the baths at Warm Springs, Georgia, on a regular basis to relieve his polio. He never bathed in Hot Springs.