RFP for Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses
Requests for Proposals for the Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses are being accepted from 7/7/14 to 1/30/15. Click on the "Management" link in the left column for more information.
Hot Springs National Park regrets to announce that the elevator in the Fordyce Visitor Center is closed for maintenance. The upper and lower levels are accessible only by stairways. The elevator will be placed back into service in about 4 to 6 weeks.
Closure of Happy Hollow Spring Fountain
Happy Hollow jug fountains, (located on Fountain Street), will be closed Wednesday morning (08/27/14) for maintenance. Hours of closure will be 8:00 til noon.
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?
Hot Springs, Arkansas, was the premier baseball spring training site from the 1880s-1940s. The Chicago White Stockings, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox and others came to soothe their aching muscles at the many bathhouses using Hot Springs National Park water.