Tours of the Battlefield

School Group TourSelf-Guided Tours

Self-guided group tours are available year round.

  • Adults and Seniors - $8
  • Youth - $4 

Education Group Tours

The park also offers a variety of age and education specific programs throughout the year. School group programs are designed around the Virginia Standards of Learning.

Adult programs range from explorations of the world of the Bushong Family and their times to the motivations of soldiers North and South. Tour options assure that your family or group will find the right experience to best fit your time and interest.

Student Group Tours

Rates for groups of 10 or more:

Students (ages 6-12) - $5
Students (ages 13+) - $8
Group Representative, teachers, chaperones (1 for every 10 students) and bus drivers - Free
Additional Adults - $8

Rates subject to change without notice.

Special small group pricing is available for groups of fewer than 10 people. Contact us for more information.

Our educational programs are conducted by professional historical interpreters and meet or exceed the following Virginia Standards of Learning:

  • History K.2, 1.1, 2.3
  • Geography K.3, 1.6
  • Economics K.6, 1.7, 3.8
  • Civics 3.12
  • Virginia Studies VS.1
  • VS.7a-c
  • US History to 1865 USI.1a, b, e, i, USI.9
  • US History 1865 to Present VUS.7a

Don't forget to visit the General's Store. Students find many items to reinforce and continue their history experience. All proceeds support New Market Battlefield State Historical Park.

The time commitment for tours does not include lunch, restroom breaks or a visit to the store. Plan extra time for these activities. Download the field trip packet for more information on picnic facilities. 

Private’s Tour : 2 hours

  • Interactive Orientation to the Park
  • Virginia Room Scavenger Hunt
  • Interactive, hands-on program, Equipping the Soldier
  • Guided tour of the Battlefield
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School of the Soldier : 3 hours

  • Interactive Orientation 
  • Virginia Room Scavenger Hunt
  • Interactive, hands-on program, Equipping the Soldier
  • Guided tour of the battlefield
  • School of the Soldier program 
  • Book Your Group Tour


Cadet’s Tour : 3 hours

Enjoy seeing the Emmy-award winning film, “Field of Lost Shoes”  

  • Interactive Orientation to the Park
  • Virginia Room Scavenger Hunt
  • Interactive, hands-on program, Equipping the Soldier
  • Guided tour of the Battlefield 
  • Emmy-award winning film, Field of Lost Shoes
  • Book Your Group Tour


Life on the Farm : 3 hours

 Perfect for grades K-3, but fun for all ages! 

  • Good Fences Make Good Neighbors- build a split rail fence while learning about farming in the 19th century 
  • Games from the Farm- students discover how children in the 19th century enjoyed their free-time by playing period games
  • Guided tour of the Bushong Farmyard
  • Guided tour of 1825 Bushong Farmhouse
  • Interactive exploration of the Bushong Family and the ways their lives were changed by the Civil War

Book Your Group Tour

Adult Group Tours

Rates for groups of 10 or more:

Adults & Seniors $8
Group Representative and bus drivers - free
Additional Adults - $8

Rates subject to change without notice.

Special small group pricing is available for groups of fewer than 10 people. Contact us for more information.  


The Captain's Tour

This is our most popular adult tour offered at the Park. It provides an overview of the Battle of New Market and the Civil War in Virginia.

Time: 2 Hours 

  • Self-guided tour of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War
  • Exceptional shopping opportunities at the General's Store
  • Field of Lost Shoes, our Emmy award-winning film on the Battle of New Market
  • Guided tour of the battlefield and Bushong Farm 
  • Book "The Captain's Tour" Now


The Major's Tour

This program option includes all of the components of the Captain's Tour, plus a guided tour of the Bushong Farm House, located at the center of the fiercest fighting.

Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

  • Self-guided tour of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War
  • Exceptional shopping opportunities at the General's Store
  • Field of Lost Shoes, our Emmy award-winning film on the Battle of New Market
  • Guided tour of the battlefield and Bushong Farm yard
  • Guided tour of the Bushong Farm House 
  • Book "The Major's Tour" Now

A visit to the General's Store is encouraged. You will find many items for adults and children to reienforce and continue your history experience.

The time commitment does not include lunch or restroom breaks. Picnic tables are located on the Park grounds.