Virginia Museum of the Civil War

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Where 257 Cadets from VMI made the difference

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War, historic Bushong Farm, and self-guided battlefield tour provide many opportunities to reflect upon the Battle of New Market which raged just outside the museum and farm on May 15, 1864.

All areas of the park are easy accessible from the museum over relatively flat, grass covered ground, but there is also a park road which allows vehicular access. Allow about two hours to explore the grounds and facilities and remember that your Virginia Museum of the Civil War admission ticket is good for seven days from the date of purchase.

Begin your exploration of the New Market battlefield at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War. Artifacts and dioramas convey the story of Virginia in the Civil War. Features of this museum include: Stained Glass mural wall depicting the war in the Shenandoah Valley by abstract artist Ami Shamir; the Emmy Award-winning film, “Field of Lost Shoes” and the Virginia Room, which chronicles the war in Virginia. Battle of New Market items include a shell damaged cadet musket, a cadet uniform from the battle and much more.

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 Please help us preserve the site by respecting the buildings, cannon, plants and animals. During your visit watch for wildlife that make their home in the Park.

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