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New Market Battlefield Military Museum

New Market, VA 22844
+1 540-740-8065
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Sad Day of History

This was where the boys of VMI went up against the Northern Army led by a German speaking general... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Waynesboro, Virginia
Don't skip this place

I'm a history museum buff. This is a great place. However, there is a LOT of confusion between... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Scott R
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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Site of the 1864 Civil War Battle of New Market
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible16%
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New Market, VA 22844
+1 540-740-8065
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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 14 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 12 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

9  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 21 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
Reviewed 13 February 2017

You may have learned of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, but it's the only time I heard of the "Field of Shoes." A must see for historians and tourists.

Thank larry d
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The first thing you should do here is view the video presentation. It lays a foundation for everything else you will see here. Most Civil War Museums are similar, but this is different because it highlights the VMI cadets and their contribution to this New...More

Thank Gerry T
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Great history, Interesting, lovely, melancholy, worth the visit. We enjoyed learning about the New Market battle and the VMI cadets. I would recommend this to anyone who loves history and our American culture. Highly recommended!

Thank DaveHom1796
Reviewed 23 November 2016

A private collection which turned into a museum. Not just the Civil War is covered here. Earlier materials from Colonial times and later times are also represented. If everyone in the Civil War got their pictures taken, half of them must be in this museum....More

Thank Russell G
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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.