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New Market State Historical Park, New Market

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Battlefield Tourist Spot
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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  • Wish we had found this earlier so we could have spent more time. The movie Field of Lost Shoes is based on this site. A group of cadets at the Virginia Military Institute who participated in the Battl...  more »
  • We stopped along our way home to NC & toured the museum & battleground. It's a nice place to visit, reasonable admission & can do in a reasonable time so makes a nice side trip along the way.  more »
  • Well preserved location. Unfortunately, we went on a rainy day and were disappointed that they didn't have more explanatory signs around to help describe the Battle of New Market, as it was hard to re...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great place for a tour of a historic Civil War battlefield, hosted by VMI cadets.
  • Awesome! Hands down the biggest and best reenactment I've ever seen!