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New Market State Historical Park

Route 305, New Market, VA 22844
+1 866-515-1864
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This is unquestionably a must see if you are in the area. First view the 45 minute film that... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Terry B
Earlysville, Virginia
via mobile

Cool movie and museum focused on the battle of New Market with a really awesome focus on the VMI... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
James C
Brooklyn, New York
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Route 305, New Market, VA 22844
+1 866-515-1864
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is unquestionably a must see if you are in the area. First view the 45 minute film that chronicles the VMI cadet's march from VMI to play a vital role in this Civil War battle. Then view the many visits followed by a walking...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Cool movie and museum focused on the battle of New Market with a really awesome focus on the VMI contribution to the battle. Really worth the entrance fee.

Thank James C
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Have passed this for many years and decided it would be my final stop on my civil war battlefield extravaganza trip and it is worth the stop. Very thorough telling of a this little known, yet significant battle. I was simply interested in the battlefield...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 13 July 2017

For those who are interested in Civil War history, this is a great stop. I recommend visiting the museum and viewing the film 'Field of Lost Shoes' before visiting the Bushong Farm and battlefield as it will allow for a better understanding of the grounds...More

Thank chrissymck
Reviewed 18 June 2017

wish I could say how great this park is since it seems we are losing battlefields every year. this one needs more money or something. it was hard to get around with just a map. we missed the guided tour since we were in the...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Wish we had found this earlier so we could have spent more time. The movie Field of Lost Shoes is based on this site. A group of cadets at the Virginia Military Institute who participated in the Battle of New Market against U.S. forces during...More

Thank judy177
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We stopped along our way home to NC & toured the museum & battleground. It's a nice place to visit, reasonable admission & can do in a reasonable time so makes a nice side trip along the way.

Thank VintageVagabond
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Well preserved location. Unfortunately, we went on a rainy day and were disappointed that they didn't have more explanatory signs around to help describe the Battle of New Market, as it was hard to read the paper map once it got wet.

Thank CopCodder
Reviewed 26 April 2017

My wife and I have traveled many times to this memorable location. The museum is excellent in telling the accounts for the Battle of New Market and the excellent part that the brave cadets from Virginia Military Academy in Lexington, Va placed in this battle....More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This small battlefield adjacent to the VMI-owned museum is well laid out for a walking tour. A visit makes for an interesting hike on a sunny spring day. The story of the VMI cadets fighting in the Confederate line of battle is a great legend...More

Thank C0rgiL0ver
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Response from Bigfoot424 |
Sorry. Apparently I did. A vet complained on here about not getting a discount. I thought I responded to him.