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New Market Battlefield Military Museum

New Market, VA 22844
+1 540-740-8065
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I love history

This place is chalk full of some very interesting facts about multiple wars through our history. It... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brandie H
via mobile
Birthday trip

My husband and I love history, this was a nice stop. soooooooooo much to look at and read and as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Site of the 1864 Civil War Battle of New Market
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible16%
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“vmi cadets” (10 reviews)
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New Market, VA 22844
+1 540-740-8065
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is chalk full of some very interesting facts about multiple wars through our history. It also plays some music that gets you in the mood for reading :)

1  Thank Brandie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love history, this was a nice stop. soooooooooo much to look at and read and as Virginia natives we love our civil war history most of all.. be prepared to spend a good while here, but take note, this is not...More

Thank aliciafurrow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bet this man's wife was more excited about the museum than anything Could not imagine how much items one man can have. Great collection

Thank mikewendy2016
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting! Lots of history! Lots to see! Appropriate for all! Great visual learning opportunity!

Thank Sio82
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This was where the boys of VMI went up against the Northern Army led by a German speaking general. The VMI Cadets fought with ferocity, and some were killed. This is a fairly pristine site with not a lot of hype. It is one of...More

Thank GaryCummings
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I'm a history museum buff. This is a great place. However, there is a LOT of confusion between this museum and a different Museum. In part because the two are very close to each other (guessing less than a mile) and both are on the...More

1  Thank Scott R
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Be very very careful. This is NOT, I repeat Not part of the New Market Battlefield State Park. Made the mistake of entering. Proprietor would not provide straight forward answers to questions about the battlefield and only wanted us to purchase tickets. Wording on their...More

6  Thank 527jeffjones
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We visited this museum with my family. It is a tremendous collection of authentic and interesting Civil War artifacts, along with other items from American Indians to the Second World War. This collection was put together over many decades by John M. Bracken who built...More

Thank stonestacker52
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My grandson and I did a Civil War road trip and this was one of our stops. I had visited here many years ago, but the museum has been now expanded. FYI, this is a state battlefield not belonging to the NPS. Knowing the entire...More

Thank Hunchat
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

While the museum has interesting information, particularly regarding the participation of VMI cadets in the Battle of New Market, several displays were unfinished. War Between the States art collection is interesting, but much husband, the history buff, says that more authentic artifacts are needed.

Thank Amy S
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29 January 2015|
Response from michaelwhite3268 | Reviewed this property |
There are 3 motels in the area, I'm sure one of them has a late checkout. New market battlefield museum though is under renovations. It may not be open.