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New Market Battlefield Military Museum

New Market, VA 22844
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in New Market
Type: Battlefields, Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: Site of the 1864 Civil War Battle of New Market
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Type: Battlefields, Military Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Site of the 1864 Civil War Battle of New Market

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Helena, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
18 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I learned quite a bit by visiting this Civil War Battlefield. The tour of the museum and film were fine although the displays were showing a bit of tiredness. The walk in the battlefield itself was good, but there could be more signage to explain the small posts with numbers on them (marking the death of individuals). The farm house... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The museum presents more than just civil war artifacts. There are objects from the Revolutionary War era, War of 1812, both World Wars, and various other times. There are also Native American objects from different time periods. It isn't very big, but it's well laid out with information and artifacts nicely presented.

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Stafford, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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