[[File:2220.jpg|thumb|right|David H. Strother (artist) and Erneste Szemelňyi (composer), ''A Day at Berkeley Springs. A Descriptive Piece, op. 27'', notated music, 1851. Library of Congress, Music Division.]]
Although Berkeley Spring’s popularity ebbed and flowed over time—as transportation developments made the town more accessible to tourists at the same time that fires and other challenges (not least the U.S. Civil War) caused significant setbacks—it has remained open to the public since its founding in 1776. West Virginia’s Department of Natural Resources has overseen the public [square] and [bathhouse]s, which operate as Berkeley Springs State Park, since 1970.
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