The Virginia Museum of the Civil War, Bushong Farm, and New Market Battlefield State Historical Park provide many opportunities to reflect upon the social and military struggle which changed the course of American history. Walk where VMI Cadets walked on May 15, 1864, and stroll where the Bushong family worked on their farm.

Photo of Bushong farmhouse with fence in foreground

In 1864 the Bushong farm became a battleground where three generations took shelter in the basement of their home. 

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VMCW Kaminsky Gallery

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War is dedicated to sharing the story of the Civil War in Virginia and the Battle of New Market.

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Docent giving a tour to school children

Self-guided group tours are available year round. Student and Adult group tours are available with pre-registration and are led by trained museum interpreters.

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Reenactors charge across field through water


CANCELLED for 2021

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War hosts the oldest, continual reenactment in the United States, still held on original battlefield property. Our first reenactment was on May 15, 1914 and had 6,000 spectators, including over 20 cadet veterans from the battle.

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Photo of visiting students enjoying the grounds with a tour guide

CANCELLED for 2021

We set the standard for exciting, well-organized Civil War Day Camps for ages 7-12.

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Sketch of Civil War soldier contemplating a letter being written

The VMI Archives house significant primary source materials to assist historians and genealogists with their research. For more information about the VMI Archives contact Major Jeffrey Kozak at 540-464-7566, or by email at

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