ⓘ New Schedule: The Virginia Museum of the Civil War and New Market Battlefield State Historical Park is open to the public Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday.
Located in New Market, Virginia, our museum provides opportunities to reflect upon the Battle of New Market which raged just outside on May 15, 1864. Students from the Virginia Military Institute as young as 15 years old fought in the battle. In addition to museum exhibit galleries, the site features the state-certified Shenandoah Valley Tourist Information Center, an Emmy-winning film, Field of Lost Shoes shown every hour, and a 300-acre battlefield park preserving the core areas of the battlefield and historic Bushong Farm.
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Do you want to learn on the go?
Start your audio tour of the New Market Battlefield just outside of the museum. Park admission required.