For at least 9,000 years, inhabitants of what’s now known as Bath County have made use of the healing hot springs native to the area. Hundreds of years ago, in 1761, an octagonal basin was built around the springs so that they could be enjoyed for soaking. This was considered to be America’s first spa structure. In the mid-1820s, a new octagonal frame building was built up around the pools and would be known as the Warm Springs Bath or Great Bath, in operation for nearly 150 years. Recently, these pools were closed for renovation, but now, the Warm Springs Pools in Virginia have officially re-opened!

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Have you ever visited the Warm Springs Pools in Virginia, formerly known as the Jefferson Pools? Feel free to share your experiences there with us — we would love to hear from you! For more information, including rates and how to make a reservation, check out the Omni Homestead Resort online.

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