Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center Closed
The Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center is closed until Fall 2013 for a major maintenance project. A temporary park Visitor Center, along with the park store, are located in the Lamar Bathhouse at the south end of Bathhouse Row. Call for more information.
Guided outdoor tours are offered each day, weather permitting, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tours begin at the Lamar Bathhouse, travel the Grand Promenade and Bathhouse Row, and return to the Lamar. 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?
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.