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Address: New Market, VA 22844
Phone Number: +1 540-740-8065
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Site of the 1864 Civil War Battle of New Market

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Great history, Interesting, lovely, melancholy, worth the visit. We enjoyed learning about the New Market battle and the VMI cadets. I would recommend this to anyone who loves... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Springfield, Virginia
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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great history, Interesting, lovely, melancholy, worth the visit. We enjoyed learning about the New Market battle and the VMI cadets. I would recommend this to anyone who loves history and our American culture. Highly recommended!

Thank DaveHom1796
Swanton, Ohio
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179 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A private collection which turned into a museum. Not just the Civil War is covered here. Earlier materials from Colonial times and later times are also represented. If everyone in the Civil War got their pictures taken, half of them must be in this museum. The amount of information and items concentrated in one space will blow your mind. For... More 

Thank Russell G
Midlothian, Virginia
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, warning! There are two attractions here, and they're next to each other. This is the Battlefield Military Museum and it's a museum. You are NOT touring the battlefield here.What it is, is a display of someone's fabulous collection of military stuff, most of it from the Civil War, but there is a large amount of other historical artifacts as... More 

Thank GarthG51
Berne, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good museum overlooking the battlefield. 45 minute video. Many exhibits in one area were missing, being renovated or replaced or incomplete. Complete walk of the battlefield is easy and covers close to 3 miles. Much of it can be done by car with several stops for closer examination of buildings and explanation of the battle.

Thank Ralph111
Asheville, North Carolina
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passed this attraction many times on I-81 and finally took the time to stop in. Glad we did. The 45 minute video was very informative and worth the time to watch. Interesting to go in the house and walk around the out buildings. We drove down to the farm museum area rather than walk from the visitors center to cut... More 

Thank Tom1925
Grand Rapids, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting movie about the battle of the lost shoes. We had been lucky to meet a Bushong decendant at breakfast who had suggested we visit the museum and we were not disappointed.

Thank jdenston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Walk in the field where the VMI cadets marched on the Bushong farm behind the museum. Watch the docudrama depicting this event. Tour the museum rich with the Civil War history, artifacts, and flags. The architectural style of drum and guns is amazing and so appropriate for the museum. The site director, Major Troy Marshall, is a true asset to... More 

Thank Charlotte S
Aiken, South Carolina
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

A great historical lesson can be learned by visiting the Battlefield. A very nice gift shop with very reasonable prices for neat souvenirs. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful. The tourist information center is also located at this site.

Thank ASH814
Hockessin, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It was well worth driving here from Shenandoah for the morning. This was a rare late victory for the South in the Shenandoah valley on 5-15-64. It has been romanticized because some VMI cadets fought here. General Sigel was coming down to Stuanton and General Breckinridge kicked his butt here. This screwed up Grant's chance to have troops come in... More 

Thank Mark M
Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

For $12 per adult I great find! I loved the way this man interjected his personal information at the end of the displays. Also offers a great selection of items for purchase.

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