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.
The Fordyce Tours
In 1915 reviews proclaimed the Fordyce Bathhouse as the best in Hot Springs. Now you can tour the Fordyce and see the splendor. Tours are offered daily.This tour gives you a personal insight of the most luxurious bathhouse on the row.
Guided outdoor tours are offered during the summer season. Tours begin at the Fordyce Bathhouse, travel the Grand Promenade and Bathhouse Row, and return to the Fordyce. You'll hear the 4000 year old story of how rainwater becomes hot spring water and how the water was used for therapeutic baths here.
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.