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Virginia Museum of the Civil War

8895 George Collins Parkway, New Market, VA
866-515-1864
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in New Market
Type: Museums
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Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

While vacationing in the area, a flyer attracted our attention and we spent a few hours at this Civil War museum. Admission included a well-done movie, "Field of Lost Shoes", which related the involvement of the VMI cadets in the Battle of New Market. Very moving. The small exhibit in a beautiful building, built to resemble a soldier's drum, was... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,471 helpful votes 1,471 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Excellent films, artifacts and displays about the battles fought in Virginia. Major emphasis on the local battle in July 1864 where young cadets from Virginia Military Institute fought and 10 died. Adult admission is $10 and seniors $9 good for 7 days. You can also tour the battlefield by foot or by car. Well done museum. Do not mistake this... More

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Naples, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We decided to tour this site on a visit to New Market & Luray area. Nice museum and had a movie about Civil War in that area and the VMI cadets/. Walked to the battlefield area and saw the old home and out buildings. It was educational. Not a real Civil War buff but enjoyed the movie and the old... More

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Pennsylvania
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124 reviews 124 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had some time to kill and was so glad we did. This is an excellent use of 2 hours of your time. Be sure to see the movie as a prelude to your visit. It will set the stage for your visit. The story of the VMI cadets going into battle really brings the Civil War to a personal experience.... More

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Cape Cod, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great history on the battle at New Market which included "keydets" from Virginia Military Institute. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The museum at this site is small but I was impressed by the film and displays that gave a nice overview of the Civil War. A guide took us out on a tour of the battle site. He was informative and interesting. The site itself is in a lovely location.

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Attica, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The museum was great, not a bunch of relics more informational. They show a movie of the Battle of New Market which took place on the "Field of Lost Shoes" (a very sad battle) and the Bushong Farm is next to the museum. This is a must see if you visit Virginia.

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Boston Area
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This small museum was just enough for a non history buff. My husband is the history aficionado. The stained glass window just inside the door was gorgeous. Be sure to read all the names listed in it for a surprise. We enjoyed looking at the four sides at the base of the statue of Thomas Jefferson. Raised depictions of liberty,... More

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was a well-kept, clean and easily accessed battlefield. There is a nice museum and overview given at the visitor's center and the farmhouse that was originally there during the battlefield has been preserved and you can tour that and get a feel for what life was like then. It is a short walk to experience what the poor VMI... More

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Albany, New York
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21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had stayed in Staunton the night before and read about New Market. Since we have an interest in history, decided to stop at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War on our way north back to Winchester. It is not too far off I-81. Read the other reviews and pictures posted; drive down the road until you see the... More

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