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Address: New Market, VA 22844
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+1 540-740-8065
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Site of the 1864 Civil War Battle of New Market

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Good Civil War Site!

My grandson and I did a Civil War road trip and this was one of our stops. I had visited here many years ago, but the museum has been now expanded. FYI, this is a state... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chatham, Massachusetts
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Flint Hills, Kansas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum with my family. It is a tremendous collection of authentic and interesting Civil War artifacts, along with other items from American Indians to the Second World War. This collection was put together over many decades by John M. Bracken who built the museum and is the curator. The items are very well displayed with good narrative... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandson and I did a Civil War road trip and this was one of our stops. I had visited here many years ago, but the museum has been now expanded. FYI, this is a state battlefield not belonging to the NPS. Knowing the entire story of the VMI cadets, my grandson was absolutely thrilled to walk the battlefield and... More 

Thank Hunchat
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

While the museum has interesting information, particularly regarding the participation of VMI cadets in the Battle of New Market, several displays were unfinished. War Between the States art collection is interesting, but much husband, the history buff, says that more authentic artifacts are needed.

Thank Amy S
New Market, Virginia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

You may have learned of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, but it's the only time I heard of the "Field of Shoes." A must see for historians and tourists.

Thank larry d
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126 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016

The first thing you should do here is view the video presentation. It lays a foundation for everything else you will see here. Most Civil War Museums are similar, but this is different because it highlights the VMI cadets and their contribution to this New Market Battle , which is next door. Be sure not to skip the actual battlefield... More 

Thank Gerry T
Springfield, Virginia
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2016

Great history, Interesting, lovely, melancholy, worth the visit. We enjoyed learning about the New Market battle and the VMI cadets. I would recommend this to anyone who loves history and our American culture. Highly recommended!

Thank DaveHom1796
Swanton, Ohio
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016

A private collection which turned into a museum. Not just the Civil War is covered here. Earlier materials from Colonial times and later times are also represented. If everyone in the Civil War got their pictures taken, half of them must be in this museum. The amount of information and items concentrated in one space will blow your mind. For... More 

Thank Russell G
Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016

First, warning! There are two attractions here, and they're next to each other. This is the Battlefield Military Museum and it's a museum. You are NOT touring the battlefield here.What it is, is a display of someone's fabulous collection of military stuff, most of it from the Civil War, but there is a large amount of other historical artifacts as... More 

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Berne, NY
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Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Very good museum overlooking the battlefield. 45 minute video. Many exhibits in one area were missing, being renovated or replaced or incomplete. Complete walk of the battlefield is easy and covers close to 3 miles. Much of it can be done by car with several stops for closer examination of buildings and explanation of the battle.

Thank Ralph111
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Passed this attraction many times on I-81 and finally took the time to stop in. Glad we did. The 45 minute video was very informative and worth the time to watch. Interesting to go in the house and walk around the out buildings. We drove down to the farm museum area rather than walk from the visitors center to cut... More 

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