New Market Battlefield Military Museum, New Market

Owned and operated by John M. Bracken, New Market Battlefield Military Museum offers much to see. The majority of the collection consists of items from the American Civil War. There are original items from ancient Egypt, World War II, and everything in between. And this is all the private collection of John M. Bracken. This is the most impressive Civil War museum in the state of Virginia if not the east coast, and no one leaves disappointed!
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New Market Battlefield Military Museum Reviews
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  • October 1, 2017
    This place had something for everyone. It starts in colonial America and has many civil war displays. It also has some modern things also. Worth the trip if you are a history fan  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    We had planned to visit the Virginia Civil War Museum but found this place on the road in. There is lots of free parking and the building is set just off the road -you can't miss it. We asked the lady...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This place is chalk full of some very interesting facts about multiple wars through our history. It also plays some music that gets you in the mood for reading :)  more »
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  • June 2, 2017
    This place was awesome! The admission was fair for a place full of amazing relics that could possibly take you days to look at. If your ever in New Market and your a history buff please check it out! You will not be disappointed!
  • July 10, 2017
    Very nice displays. Lots of reading. Tons of authentic pics of soldiers. No replicas, all genuine.
  • June 23, 2017
    Staff was extremely rude and deceptive. Don't ask about the historical park down the road unless you want to leave confused and irritated. Don't be fooled into thinking that you can tour the battlefield if you purchase tickets here. Just because this place is first off the exit doesn't mean its legit. Save your money for the official historical park down the road.
  • February 18, 2017
    This is an unusually valuable museum. It was assembled through private collections, and actually tells a coherent story with military relics from all major American wars, from Independence forward. I was very impressed to see uniforms, bullets, and weapons from the War of 1812 and the Mexican War, as well as an abundance of relics from the Civil War: the main focus of this museum. The survey of the Civil War is quite thorough and also quite good, with a wide selection of primary sources posted for meditation. Once you have made your way through the Civil War, the displays continue to WW1, WW2, and Vietnam. The proprietor of the place lives in the building, I believe. As a Virginian, he prefers his own land to New York and Boston. Who doesn't? You won't get any computer screens, movie-quality soundtracks, or holograms in this place, but you can handle genuine Civil War shells and bullets. They are also available for purchase.
  • May 31, 2017
    My wife and I saw a sign for the museum and were pleased when we stopped in. They had alot of civil war items. It was amazing seeing things that came to define our history

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