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New Market State Historical Park

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A drive-around, get out and look park

We were recently in New Market and got a good presentation about the Civil War battle in the area... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Mary L
New York
Great Way to Spend an Afternoon

Learned a little history Very interesting story about the Bushong family and a reminder of the cost... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

We were recently in New Market and got a good presentation about the Civil War battle in the area of New Market. So this drive around the historical park was a good addition to the museums we visited.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Learned a little history Very interesting story about the Bushong family and a reminder of the cost of freedom.

Thank packednreadyNePa
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Stunning views and several paths to walk on. There is also a visitor center that I did not visit today, but have in the past. The homestead is also worth seeing but have toured in the past so today was just walking through the park.

Thank KimberlyM2862
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This battlefield is small and also contains the Bushong Farm. I got a little map of the battlefield at the Virginia Civil War Museum that takes you on a little walk tour. The stories about the cadets and gallantry seem to be the highlight of...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Approximately 1,000,000 solders we 18 years of age of less. 500,000 were seventeen, 200,000 were sixteen, 100,000 were fifteen, and 300 were thirteen or under. The battle of New Market was one of the most known battles when 219 VMI Cadets, eighteen or less, were...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Super place to visit if you like history. New Market is a very interesting place to spend at least one day understanding the battle and the VMI cadets roll they played.

Thank John B
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 27 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 12 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 Christina M
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2 September 2018|
Response from Mary L | Reviewed this property |
We saw no pets here. Much of the time we spent inside in the museum there so probably not practical coming to the site with your pet.
9 August 2015|
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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.