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New Market Battlefield Military Museum

New Market, VA 22844
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in New Market
Type: Military Museums, Battlefields
Traveler Description: The New Market Battlefield Military Museum  is a private business at 9500 Collins Parkway in New Market.   The New Market Battlefield Military Museum... more »
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Stafford, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very nice museum. The fact that it is a private collection is impressive. Very well done for a private museum. Better than many commercial ones.

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Clyde, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley among some of the most beautiful mountains I can see lays a different type of historical museum. The design is unique to it's setting. The interiors give the visitor an overall view of what happened here. Boys and men died here. True heroism and sacrifice. The battlefield and museum will enlighten and give scope to... More

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Troutman, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

My family and I finishing up a vacation touring Civil War battle sights like Gettysburg and Manassas stopped here on our way back to North Carolina. We asked the owner at the desk about the other museum down the road run by VMI. He began to bad mouth it and said it wasn't worth our time. By the time we... More

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denver
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Only got as far as the front desk. The man who works there has a sales pitch for his museum that is a rant about the actual battlefield museum down the road.Not only was he inaccurate about that museum but his bitterness turned me away from going into his establishment. What a sad man.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

The owner, who mans the desk, does make it clear this is a private museum. But he will also, in his next breath, bad mouth the museum down the road. Unnecessary, and unseemly. Maybe his attitude colored my opinion, but I have no interest in seeing hundreds and hundreds of guns, both toy and real. And while the exhibits are... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Agree with most of the reviews here...very interesting collection. I especially found the WWII items very interesting - a blotter and notebook from Hitler's desk, Goring's uniform hat for example. But one thing to note - the guy running the desk really bad mouthed the actual battlefield down the road when I asked him about it. Said it was just... More

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Winchester, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

While I do understand the confusion shared by some, the museum's primary web site states clearly that it is privately owned and that its collection extends to other historical timelines (it even lists its exhibits). If you want to visit a museum solely dedicated to the battle of New Market, by all means visit the VMI location. However, if you... More

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Newport News, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My wife and I had come to Page Co. to see the Luray Caverns; we'd researched the various attractions available. The two which we enjoyed most were this museum and the Hawksbill River-Walk in the heart of Luray. This museum, as another has pointed out, is a Private enterprise. Thank fully so! Government and Corporate efforts seemingly always fail at... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a private museum. It is the owner's personal collection of memorabilia. Since it is located next to the real Civil War Museum which is owned and operated by VMI, you might think this is something you want to see, but it is not as advertised. About 1/3 of the exhibits are related to the civil war and they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

The creator of this FABULOUS museum is SO amazing! HE built it and did EVERYTHING. Yes .... Everything! Please give yourself a walk through history and visit John's museum today. You will LOVE it!

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