The Greenbrier

Exterior view of a large white building with garden in the foreground.

Quick Facts

Location:
U.S. Route 60, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Significance:
Architecture, Recreation
Designation:
National Register of Historic Places; National Historic Landmark
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
Yes

The Greenbrier is one of this country's oldest resorts. Originally built for wealthy Southerners, the large complex of sulphur springs, luxury accommodations, formal gardens and golf courses is still a primary symbol of gracious southern entertaining. Known from its beginning as the "Queen of Southern Spas," this West Virginia watering place has always been fashionable and also has enjoyed a number of testimonials from physicians who thought the springs salubrious.

 

The Greenbrier is historically significant under Criteria A and C, with its period of significance ranging from 1820 to 1940.