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New Market Battlefield Military Museum, New Market

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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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  • I'm a history museum buff. This is a great place. However, there is a LOT of confusion between this museum and a different Museum. In part because the two are very close to each other (guessing less t...  more »
  • Be very very careful. This is NOT, I repeat Not part of the New Market Battlefield State Park. Made the mistake of entering. Proprietor would not provide straight forward answers to questions about th...  more »
  • 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 collec...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Amazing! Prepare to spend all day here. The collection is incredible!
  • My review is based on when I visited it many years ago. As a former member of a Confederate battery sponsored by the museum, I can tell you it was best collection of military artifacts anywhere.