New Market Battlefield State Historical Park

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The Virginia Museum of the Civil War, historic Bushong Farm, and self-guided New Market Battlefield State Historical Park tour provide many opportunities to reflect upon the Battle of New Market which raged just outside the museum and farm on May 15, 1864.

All areas of the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park are easy accessible from the museum over relatively flat, grass covered ground, but there is also a park road which allows vehicular access. Allow about two hours to explore the grounds and facilities and remember that your Virginia Museum of the Civil War admission ticket is good for seven days from the date of purchase.

Begin your exploration of the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War. Artifacts and dioramas convey the story of Virginia in the Civil War. Features of this museum include: Stained Glass mural wall depicting the war in the Shenandoah Valley by abstract artist Ami Shamir; the Emmy Award-winning film, “Field of Lost Shoes” and the Virginia Room, which chronicles the war in Virginia. Battle of New Market items include a shell damaged cadet musket, a cadet uniform from the battle and much more.

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