Washington Heritage Trail

National Scenic BywayWest Virginia

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  • Harper's Ferry

    From a high vantage point, you can see the town of Harper's Ferry nestled in the loop of a river.

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  • George Washington's Bathtub?

    A Berkeley Springs visitor stops by what might have been a bathtub used by General Washington himself.

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  • Berkeley Springs

    Visit the country's first spa at Berkeley Springs.

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  • Springtime Blossoms at Berkeley Springs

    Trees blush pink in the spring at Berkeley Springs.

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  • Orchards in Bloom

    Driving the Washington Heritage Trail in the spring will take you past orchards bright with blossoms.

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  • Washington Heritage Trail in Spring

    Spring brings blossoms and buds to the Washington Heritage Trail.

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  • Splashes of Spring Color

    Pinks and light greens cover the trees on the roadside of the Washington Heritage Trail.

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  • Harper's Ferry

    The steeple of a church rises above the budding foliage in Harper's Ferry.

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  • Leaf in Water

    Naturalists will revel in the opportunity to see the delicate patterns of a leaf, as well as other wonders of nature on the Washington Heritage Trail.

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  • Wildflowers on the Hillsides

    Reds, yellows, and whites speckle the roadside hills on the Washington Heritage Trail.

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  • Hot Springs Bathhouse

    Visitors stand around and chat about the hot springs near one of the bathhouses at Berkeley Springs.

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  • Park Entrance and Stately Building

    An arch leads out of the Berkeley Hot Springs park toward a stately golden building downtown.

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  • Hot Spring Pool and Bathing Houses at Berkeley Springs

    Shadows fall across the stone-lined bathing pools at Berkeley Springs.

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  • Visitors at Berkeley Springs

    Travelers visit the outdoor hot springs and learn more about the history of Berkeley Springs. Washington's Bath Tub is just visible to the left.

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  • George Washington's Bathtub

    This stone-lined "bathtub" in Berkeley Springs remains today as a reminder that George Washington once enjoyed the soothing mineral waters at Berkeley Springs.

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  • Cacapon State Park

    Stone pillars guard the entrance to Cacapon State Park.

  • Cacapon State Park Lodge

    The lodge provides a perfect overlook for the golf course at Cacapon State Park.

  • Cacapon State Park Lake

    Still blue waters and forested mountains rising gently in the distance provide a scenic stay at the Cacapon State Park Lake.

  • View of Cacapon State Park

    A stone pillar stands on a green turf before a glistening blue pond in Cacapon State Park.

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  • Back Creek Valley

    Smoky-colored mountains provide a peaceful backdrop to the verdant green of Back Creek Valley.

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  • Old Time Advertising

    Along the side of the road, a brightly painted barn still shows an advertisement.

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  • Berkeley Springs State Park

    Dappled sunlight falls over the white-stoned buildings at Berkeley Springs.

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  • Downtown Berkeley Springs

    Downtown Berkeley Springs welcomes visitors to a wide array of places to visit.

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  • Eastern Panhandle Orchards

    Bushels of fresh fruit and rows of trees await people to claim them.

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  • The Start of Charles Town

    Climbing ivy wraps around trees that frame the home of Charles Washington.

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  • Relaxing in a Roman Bath

    A visitor to Berkeley Springs takes a moment to relax in one of the historic Roman Baths.

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  • A Reflection of Autumn

    A blaze of color is reflected in the clear waters of Lake Siri.

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  • Reaching for the Sky

    The spires of this brownstone church reach for the clouds.

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  • History for All

    Exhibits in the Museum of the Berkeley Springs tell of the history of Bekeley Springs and the life of George Washington.

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  • Overlook at Cacapon State Park

    Spread below the overlook is a sea of reds, golds, and greens as fall settles onto the valley.

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  • Van Metre Ford Stone Bridge

    The stone arches of the Van Metre Ford Bridge still stand guard over Opequon Creek.

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  • Hazy Blue Skies Near Mills Gap

    Hayfields dot the extensive green landscape while tree-covered hills slope gently in the distance.

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  • Red and Golds of Autumn at Berkeley Castle

    Set against the colorful trees, Berkeley Castle is a bit of Old World England tucked away in West Virginia.

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  • The Many Colors of Maryland Heights

    An aerial view of this community easily shows the rich greenery and unique buildings that make it up.

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  • Free Spring Water at Berkeley Springs

    A woman fills a container with free spring water from a stone dispenser at Berkeley Springs State Park.

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  • Berkeley Castle and Fall Colors

    Berkeley Castle, backed by a vibrant display of multi-colored fall leaves, stands elegantly imposing above the Berkeley Springs.

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  • Cacapon River from Panorama Overlook

    Lush green hues emanate from the West Virgina landscape as seen from the Panorama Overlook.

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  • Berkeley Springs State Park Gazebo

    Trees full of pink flowers in spring contrast with the solid white pillars of the gazebo in Berkeley Springs State Park.

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  • Happy Retreat in Charles Town

    An American flag flies before the white walls of Happy Retreat while fallen leaves grace the lawn.

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  • A Stately Home

    A stately home along the Washington Heritage Trail reveals part of the history of the area.

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  • George Washington's Bathtub in Berkeley Springs State Park

    A spring filled cutaway in the rock at Berkeley Springs State Park is known as "George Washington's Bathtub."

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  • The Belle Boyd House, located in Martinsburg

    A photo of the Belle Boyd House, located in Martinsburg.

  • Berkeley Springs State Park

    Long canal at Berkeley Springs State Park

  • The George Washington Heritage Trail Through Rolling Hills

    The George Washington Heritage Trail winds through the rolling hills of West Virginia on an overcast day.

  • George Washington's Bath Tub at Berkeley Springs

    A narrow, stone-edged pit at Berkeley Springs bears the odd name of "George Washington's Bath Tub."

  • Snodgrass Tavern

    Verdant trees obscure a view of Snodgrass Tavern from the Byway.

  • The Greenery of Spruce Pine Hollow Park

    Spruce Pine Hollow Park on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • Martinsburg Historic District

    Intersection at Martinsburg Historic District on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • The Country Inn in the place of old Throgmorton's Inn.

    The Country Inn near Berkeley Springs in the place of old Throgmorton's Inn on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • Biking on the C&O Canal Towpath.

    Mountain bikers on the C&O Canal Towpath, a National Trail on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • Rafters on the river near Harper's Ferry.

    River rafters float at the confluence of the river near Harper's Ferry on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • Zion Episcopal Church and Cemetery

    Grave stones in front of Zion Episcopal Church and Cemetery on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • Intricate Stonework Cross  in Zion Episcopal Church cemetery.

    Stonework cross marks a grave in Zion Episcopal Church cemetery on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • Washington Family Graves in Charles Town

    Old white gravestones of the Washington family stand out amidst the lush green of a Charles Town cemetery on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • Unique Antique Store Showing Traces of Today's Culture.

    A sign-covered antique store just outside of Berkeley Springs on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • Berkeley County Courthouse in Martinsburg.

    Berkeley County Courthouse in Martinsburg on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • Historic district of Harper's Ferry.

    Buildings and roadway along the historic district of Harper's Ferry on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • Civil War Encampment Troops Drilling on the Washington Heritage Trail

    Civil War encampment troops drill on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • Harper's Ferry National Historic Park

    An old bridge crosses one of two rivers which meet near Harper's Ferry National Historic Park

  • Tavern Turned Visitor Center on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal.

    Washington Heritage Trail point of interest Chesapeake and Ohio Canal visitor center located on the banks of the canal; the visitor center was once a tavern.

  • Narrow Cataracts on the Potomac

    The Potomac River rushing through a narrow rocky gully on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • Roman Bath House and Gentleman's Bath at Berkeley Springs.

    Roman Bath House and Gentleman's Bath at Berkeley Springs on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • Berkeley Castle

    Berkeley Castle is situated near Berkeley Springs on the Washington Heritage Trail.

  • John Brown's Fort at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    Sun spotlights John Brown's Fort at Harpers Ferry on the Washington Heritage Trail.

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  • Historic Shepherdstown

    Cars line the street in front of shops in historic downtown Shepherdstown, WV, on an overcast day.

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  • The B&O Roundhouse

    B&O Roundhouse stands amid long grass on the Washington Heritage Trail. The roundhouse was slated for restoration as a visitor center shortly after this photo was taken. It may be in much better shape now (2007.)

  • Stirring a Pot of Apple Butter at the Berkeley Springs Apple Butter Festival

    A little girl helps an older man stir the steaming contents of a basin of Apple Butter at the Apple Butter Festival in Berkeley Springs.

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  • The Winner of the Apple Butter Festival Beard Contest in Berkeley Springs

    The winner of the Apple Butter Festival Beard Contest in Berkeley Springs displays his blue ribbon.

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  • The Berkeley Springs Water Tasting Event

    Behind a table filled with glasses, a woman and a man taste water at the Berkeley Springs Water Tasting Event.

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  • Sampling Wine at the Uniquely West Virginia Event in Berkeley Springs

    One woman pours another a sample of wine at the Uniquely West Virginia Event in Berkeley Springs.

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  • Female Participants of a Shepherdstown Living History Event

    Dressed in historical dress, two women and a young girl holding a rag doll pose before a background showing signs of autumn.

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  • Living History in Shepherdstown

    Two men in historical costumes representing the Civil War and colonial periods stand outside for the Shepherdstown event in autumn.

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  • Kids Finding a Dip in George Washington's Bathtub Irresistible

    Two children smile from the rectangular "bathtub" at Berkeley Springs in the summer time.

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  • Enjoying a Break in Washington's Bathtub

    A hat-wearing man perches on the side of George Washington's Bathtub, putting his feet in the water at Berkeley Springs State Park.

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  • Portrait of John Brown

    John Brown poses for the camera in a stately manner.

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  • Cannons at Antietam

    Cannons positioned on a hilltop at Antietam National Battlefield stand silent watch over the tranquil countryside below.

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  • Union Soldiers in Formation

    Union reenactors stand in formation before engaging at the Battle of Antietam.

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  • Battlefield Luminaries

    Each candle lit at the annual Memorial Lumination commemorates a soldier who was killed, wounded, or went missing at the Battle of Antietam.

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  • Harpers Ferry Soldier

    A National Parks Service member dressed in a Union uniform stands by a canon during a battle demonstration.

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