New Market State Historical Park, New Market

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New Market Battlefield State Historical Park is a historic American Civil War battlefield and national historic district located near New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia. The district encompasses the site of the Battle of New Market, a battle fought on May 15, 1864, during Valley Campaigns of 1864. In the middle of the battlefield stands the Bushong House, used by both sides as a hospital during the battle and now the visitor center for the 300-acre park.The park is the site of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War operated by the Virginia Military Institute.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is unquestionably a must see if you are in the area. First view the 45 minute film that chronicles the VMI cadet's march from VMI to play a vital role in this Civil War battle. Then view the many...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    Cool movie and museum focused on the battle of New Market with a really awesome focus on the VMI contribution to the battle. Really worth the entrance fee.  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    Have passed this for many years and decided it would be my final stop on my civil war battlefield extravaganza trip and it is worth the stop. Very thorough telling of a this little known, yet signific...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    Neat place to have a picnic , walk around and site all the history that is here . the last time i was there it was a quick visit. but i will be back again and stay longer
  • June 21, 2017
    The cadets from VMI fought here and charged the Union troops across the Field of Lossed Shoes. Ten cadets died on the field of honor.
  • April 14, 2017
    Truly a must visit location for civil war buffs and enthusiasts. A great selection of period weapons and ammo on display...as well as a great bit of history for VMI enthusiasts as well. You can walk the battlefield, which helps you feel more in touch with the soldiers who faught there.
  • June 14, 2017
    Great place for a tour of a historic Civil War battlefield, hosted by VMI cadets.
  • May 24, 2017
    Awesome! Hands down the biggest and best reenactment I've ever seen!

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