New Market State Historical Park, New Market

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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  • Stunning views and several paths to walk on. There is also a visitor center that I did not visit today, but have in the past. The homestead is also worth seeing but have toured in the past so today wa...  more »
  • This battlefield is small and also contains the Bushong Farm. I got a little map of the battlefield at the Virginia Civil War Museum that takes you on a little walk tour. The stories about the cadets ...  more »
  • Approximately 1,000,000 solders we 18 years of age of less. 500,000 were seventeen, 200,000 were sixteen, 100,000 were fifteen, and 300 were thirteen or under. The battle of New Market was one of the ...  more »
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  • I'm not really a big fan of war museums or the civil war. That being said by the time I was finished visiting this museum I was sad to go. I learned a lot and the museum film about the battle was really good and gave me a much better appreciation of the struggles in that war.
  • Fascinating museum, interesting landmarks, informative descriptions of actions at each marker along the battlefield, and accurate representations of the scenes and living quarters of the Bushong farm and household. This place is, by all means, quite the enjoyable experience for the history-lovers and yet a somber and silent remembrance of the dedication, and courage, and patriotism of soldiers on both sides.
  • Just off Route 81 southbound. Easy to spot.
  • Great piece of history here. Take the 45 minute tour and see the short film inside called "The field of lost shoes".
  • 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

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