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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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  • If you visited and liked First Bull Run, you will probably like this place. I was allowed unescorted access into the Bushong house, which dates back to 1825. There are also numerous outbuildings to se...  more »
  • A bitter sweet battle field ( aren't all of the Confederate sites ) and the tale of VMI cadet valor is impregnated in the very earth of the site - - don't miss this 
  • For a truly moving experience, try to visit this historic site during on of the Civil War re-enactments. If you can't attend one, plan to visit in the early morning or late evening when you can be the...  more »