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“Very interesting museum and battle site”

New Market State Historical Park
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in New Market
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the visit to the museum and the New market battle site. The museum did a very good job of explaining the major battles of the Civil War very quickly. The movie was quite moving about the young cadets who fought in the battle. The self-guided walking tour for a good too.

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Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is hallowed ground...all of which makes it's current presentation a bit disconcerting. Yes, the battlefield is literally divided by Route 81; we are not kind to history. But the interpretive perspectives of the museum, no doubt with good intention, are not always easy to follow. The display focuses primarily on the chronological sequence of "Virginia battles," (virtually no mention of nearby Antietam, or Gettysburg). As the park is administered by VMI (did I mention the $10 per ticket entrance fee?) the involvement of their cadets is understandably heralded but with limited overview of the battle itself. For the ardent historian there is interest in all of this, but for a broader view, or a family visit, I'd recommend the larger federally run sites.

1  Thank Hugh S
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was the first time I had ever seen a ReEnactment and, to say the least, I was floored. This was the 150th anniversary and people were dressed in the mode of the day, from uniforms to hoop skirts. Amazing!

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Enjoyed our visit and our children's introduction to some civil war history. It was almost 90 degrees when we visited, but there was shade in places. Kids loved seeing the canons in the fields and seeing the diagrams of how far they traveled by foot.

1  Thank hkabbott
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

Of course, the 150th anniversary was very crowded, BUT well-planned and executed. Enjoyed the 4 days immensely and I'm not even a Civil War buff. The story of the lost shoes from the VMI Keydets makes an enlightening movie that all interested parties should see. Thanks Major Marshall and staff for making this visit so memorable.

1  Thank CrystalCoasBroker
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