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Virginia Museum of the Civil War

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very informative

This was a very good museum of the civil war. My husband and I like history so this was a good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
akballard
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Morgantown, West Virginia
Interesting

We enjoyed walking around the museum. We watched a very informative movie of the history of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peggybeth
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This is the only state-owned Civil War museum in Virginia and is administered by the Virginia Military Institute. The site consists of three elements: The Virginia Museum of the Civil War, the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park and the...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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8895 George Collins Parkway, New Market, VA
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+1 866-515-1864
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very good museum of the civil war. My husband and I like history so this was a good choice. It had an informative film entitled The Field of Lost Shoes and then two floors of displays. We were there for a least...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank akballard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking around the museum. We watched a very informative movie of the history of the area. Cost was minimal.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peggybeth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this museum they have the most wonderful movie that you have to see called the field of lost shoes you have to see this first. Im glad we spent some time there. This is well worth the visit you should go if you have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gwen_LM
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Glad we spent some time here. Information provided was excellent. I was glad to see some new exhibits are underway to more fully highlight the black perspective on the war and not just the grey coat side. Enjoyed exploring the farm that was the site...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank P_Nobs
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We watched the 45 minute movie and it was so interesting that it felt like we were in there about 10 minutes. And we really learned a lot!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Karen P
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This site needs time to take in the many exhibits all of which are interesting. The museum is located in an historic location relating to a major Civil War battle in 1864

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AdrianLW
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War will draw broad interest from a lot of groups, some more enthusiastically than others. First, Virginia Military Institute (VMI) stalwarts should be ecstatic. VMI by the way administers the whole thing. Though only about 250 VMI cadets fought...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OICommando
Reviewed 1 September 2018

A great overview of the war between the states and of course they highlight the 1864 battle of New Market They rotunda is amazing taking you thru the war in chronological order the firearms museum is top notch and the movie in the theater is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The movie really gives you a quick overview of the battle at New Market and how VMI participated. Much of the museum was being renovated so the artifacts were limited. One of the houses has been saved and you can tour through the basement. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carl C
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

You could spend hours inside if you truly love Civil War History. The grounds of the battlefield and the original home on the property still stand and the town of New Market was a delight. Also, you are in the middle of Virginia’s Civil War...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Expedition764377
10 October 2018|
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Response from OICommando | Reviewed this property |
Adults $10 65 + $9 6-12 $6 5 and under free
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sherrod556
7 April 2018|
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Response from ksrich | Reviewed this property |
I agree with both John and Michael. I would think so but am not sure, You need to contact the museum. Rich
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Response from Shenandoa | Property representative |
Greetings. Yes the use of a mobility scooter is encouraged inside and out on the battlefield. We keep the grass mowed short for added mobility.
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