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    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

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  • 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.

  • Elevator closure

    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.

Guided Tours

Fordyce

The Fordyce Bathhouse is Hot Springs National Park's Visitor Center and Historic Museum.

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 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.This tour gives you a personal insight of the most luxurious bathhouse on the row.

 
Grassy hillside on left, below on right is a paved trail and a bricked walkway with a number of trees.

The Grand Promenade offers a place for a relaxing walk and places to view the hot springs.

Gail Sears, NPS

Outdoor Tours

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?

Black and white photo of the Government Free Bathhouse with a ranger walking on the sidewalk in front.

The Public Health Service operated a venereal disease clinic in the Government Free Bathhouse (1922-1948) in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. It was one of the first facilities in the United States to use penicillin. In 1948, the clinic transferred to the nearby Camp Garraday Transient Camp.