Upcoming Events at the Park


August 16

Jacob Bushong's 223rd Birthday Party

Costumed volunteers will interpret birthday traditions of the 19th century and show how members of the neighborhood came together to celebrate with the Bushong family.


Sept. 7

VMI New Cadet Orientation

Every year during the first weekend of September, the freshman class of VMI, or Rats as they are called at VMI, visit New Market Battlefield State Historical Park for a day long orientation to the 1864 battle in which the VMI Cadet Corps so prominently figured.

Oct. 3-5

Bushong Family Reunion

Oct. 25

Spirits of New Market

Costumed historical interpreters portraying Union and Confederate soldiers, Virginia Military Institute Cadets, and members of the Bushong family take visitors back in time to the aftermath of the battle that ushered in a year of death and destruction in the Shenandoah Valley.


Dec. 6

Christmas on the Farm

Costumed historical interpreters at the Park’s Bushong Farm share traditions of Christmas in the Shenandoah Valley during the 1850s. Features music, storytelling, period games, and ornament-making.