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Virginia Museum of the Civil War

VMI Museums will be closed until further notice. Please visit our Coronavirus page for updates and further information.

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.


Featured Exhibits

Artifacts from VMI, Battle of New Market, and Bushong family

Kaminsky Gallery of Civil War Firearms

Robert Raeburn Civil War Art Collection

Stained Slab Glass Mural Wall by Ami Shamir

"Field of Lost Shoes" in Theater - Watch the docudrama

More about the Museum


300-acre battlefield park with walking trails

Historic farmstead with original structures several buildings to explore

Two scenic overlooks of the Shenandoah River

LOST SHOE TRAIL, part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail System 

Dog-friendly (leashed)

Explore the Grounds

  Accredited by the American Association of Museums                Graphic of the Virginia Bird and Wildlife Trail Logo from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries