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Address: New Market, VA 22844
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Site of the 1864 Civil War Battle of New Market

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Very informative!

Well worth a visit--especially for Civil War buffs. The visit includes a 40 minute film, touring the museum, as well as walking parts of the battlefield.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a must see museum. We have never seen so many authentic pieces. The staff was quite knowledgeable and very friendly. We're so glad we stopped here before wasting our money at the Virginia museum of the Civil War aka New Market State Historical Park.

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is the site of and 1864 Confederate victory highlighted by the participation of Virginia Military Institute cadets, who suffered very high losses, in driving back the United States forces. The site is now operated by the State of Virginia and the museum contains exhibits about the Battle of New Market and the Civil War in general. There is an... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Start your visit with the 45 minute film "Field of Lost Shoes" in the theater which high lights the Civil War battle of New Market that the brave boys of VMI charged into. Interesting capsulated time line exhibit of the entire Civil War....with artifacts and audio presentations. Some of the maps and signage needs replacing due to guest wear. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Small museum with some cool items. Civil War enthusiasts will enjoy. I've always enjoyed my visits to Gettysburg, but know so little about other battles. I enjoyed walking through the house and on the battlefield. We missed the reenactment by one week! Anyway, interesting how the battle was won by cadets. I learned something and explored.... Good visit!!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Well worth a visit--especially for Civil War buffs. The visit includes a 40 minute film, touring the museum, as well as walking parts of the battlefield.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We visited this museum years ago. It proved to be worthwhile and informative. It contains exhibits from wars other than the Civil War which actually enhanced the visit. It makes one aware and appreciative of the persistence of Americans to remain free and help others acquire freedom.

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great place to stop and learn about battles of the Valley Campaign. The exhibits are very well done and the staff is super friendly and helpful. Nice balance of text and objects - and terrific sigange. I would recommend this as a place to stop in New Market.

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Bergton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This little museum, which is not part of the adjacent New Market Battlefield is an old fashioned gem. It is the display of a extensive Civil War items with a few items from other parts of American history. It appears that someone took their large collection and put it on display. A bit old fashioned, read the cards, look int... More 

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

This is on the way to the state battlefield, it is privately owned and the collection was put together by the owner who was at the front desk. It's not completely political correct, there are a few non civil war displays but it reflects an individual viewpoint and has personality which is rare and worth visiting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

They had a wonderful display of guns, clothing, medals and more. My husband had a tough time leaving.

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Additional Information about New Market Battlefield Military Museum

Address: New Market, VA 22844
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  New Market
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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