Fordyce Bathhouse Museum & Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center | Hot Springs National Park Arkansas

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Fordyce Bathhouse Museum & Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center

Fordyce Bathhouse Museum & Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center

In 1915, reviews proclaimed the Fordyce Bathhouse as the best in Hot Springs.


History

The Fordyce opened March 1, 1915. Designed by Little Rock architects Mann and Stern and constructed under the supervision of owner Sam Fordyce's son John, the building eventually cost over $212,000 to build, equip, and furnish. Totaling approximately 28,000 square feet, the Fordyce is the largest bathhouse on the Row. It has three main floors, two courtyards, and a basement under most of the building. The Fordyce became the first bathhouse on the Row to go out of business when it suspended operations on June 30, 1962, but it was extensively restored by 1989 and is now enjoying a renaissance as a historically furnished museum.


Today

The Fordyce Bathhouse today functions as Hot Springs National Park's Visitor's Cetner as well as as museum! You can talk with a park ranger, gather more information about the Park and local area, or join a ranger program. Tour the Fordyce Bathhouse for free and learn more about Hot Springs' rich history!

Hours

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

* Open 7 days a week except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

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