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New Market State Historical Park

Address: Route 305, New Market, VA 22844
Phone Number: 866-515-1864
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in New Market
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rock Hill, SC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Walking the extensive grounds of this park give a feel for the enormity of the energy Civil War infantry expended at the Ballet of New Market. The grounds of the battle are on both sides of the Interstate, and you can walk them both and see monuments to people and units on either side. Imagining yourself marching into battle after... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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98 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It's hard to imagine that 150 years ago Americans were fighting a war on this very spot. The peace and beauty of this area is incongruous with such a notion. The local farm where the battle was fought has been lovingly maintained. You can even go inside the farm house where the battle was fought. Go inside the basement where... More 

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Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Staff was friendly and very helpful. Didn't have much time but did watch the movie which was pretty long but informative. Took a quick drive on the battlefield road - you can walk it if you have time.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There was a movie first then a tour of the building which housed displays of all the history. Then we went out to see the field of shoes battle ground. You could imagine the effort the cadets had to go through to push back the Union forces. They have a reenactment which must be spectator. Plan on at least 2... More 

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

You need a ticket to the museum to tour this battlefield and to get the map which explains the numbered markers. Battle in July 1864 which involved cadets from VMI. You can tour the 1825 home where people hid in the cellar during the battle. There are some other structures from that time. You can tour this area by foot... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

look at your own pace . Had marker of thing happen there . Had house and building around it . there is smach penny there

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Pennsylvania
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144 reviews 144 reviews
44 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Go to the museum first and watch the movie about the VMI boys. This will set you up for your self-guided visit. The museum has a lot of historic artifacts but not so many you are over whelmed. The old house on the property is furnished as it would have been during the 1860s. Worth a couple hours of your... More 

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Clyde, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I loved the movie that they show every 30 minutes about the battle. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Waverly, Tennessee, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a very nice park. There is the battlefield of the Battle of New Market, which is still a key moment for the Virginia Military Institute. The view of the valley and the Massanutten Mountain is alone worth going. And the museum, run by VMI, is excellent, covering both the battle and the Civil War as a whole. The... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed the visit to the museum and the New market battle site. The museum did a very good job of explaining the major battles of the Civil War very quickly. The movie was quite moving about the young cadets who fought in the battle. The self-guided walking tour for a good too.

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