Bath County

Historical Society

PO Box 212     (99 Courthouse Hill Road)

Warm Springs, VA 24484

(540) 839-2543

The Bath County Historical Society Needs Your Help!!
We are in dire need of space at the museum, and are working toward making an expansion.  In December 2016, the society receved a challenge grant in the amount of $85,000.  Wow!!  In order to receive those funds, we have to raise a matching amount - thus the name "Challenge Grant".
We cannot do that without YOUR help and support.  If you would like to help with this worthy project, please send your tax-deductable donation to: 
Bath County Historical Society
P. O. Box 212
Warm Springs, Va. 24484

Making a donation is a great way to honor your loved ones, past and present.
We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you in advance for your support.
News And Notes...

    • WINTER HOURS - On November 1, 2016, we will be open on Saturday's (10 A - 4 P), and by appointment.  We will continue to respond to e-mail questions, regular mail, and phone messages.

  • NEW BOOK !!! - A book detailing the history and operation of the Confederate Niter & Mining Bureau District 4 1/2 is now available for sale at the Historical Society.  Published in November 2015, "They Also Served" lists the men in the counties of Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Page in Virginia, and Pocahontas and Pendleton counties in present day West Virginia.  To order, please see our Retail Page.   Download the file (Word), which contains pricing, shipping and Virginia Sales Tax.  Please e-mail us if you have questions, etc.  at

  • NEW IN THE GIFT SHOP - Our gift shop now has reproductions of eight 1903 water colors images of Warm Springs, individual or in a set.  We also have these images available on notecards.  To order, please see our Retail Page.  Wonderful Christmas Present!!! 


  • New Note Cards and 5x7 Prints Available
Doreen Ralston art - available at the museum retail area


VHS Guests Receive Museum Tour
A number of guests visiting from the Virginia Historical Society enjoyed a tour of the Bath museum hosted by Rick Armstrong, while Nell Carpenter narrated a slideshow of the museum's Hoover photographs.