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Virginia Museum of the Civil War

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Detailed museum presentation and rotunda building, in spite of the staff

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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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8895 George Collins Parkway, New Market, VA
+1 866-515-1864
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All reviewscivil warvmi cadetsminute filmthe lower levelnew market battlefieldfamily farmboth sidesreconstructed buildingsgreat artifactsbattlefield areabattle fieldhistorical informationnice overviewmajor battlesdown the roadgreat stopwalking tour
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank AdrianLW
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank OICommando
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank papastev
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This museum tells the story of the battle that took place at this location. Glad we stopped. The gate to the PA memorial was locked at 11:00 am. Disappointed.

Thank R D
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The Virginia Civil War Museum is owned and operated by the Virginia Military Institute and interpretets the Battle of New Market waged on May15, 1864 with an emphasis on the role that VMI cadets (some as young as 14) played in the battle. It's best...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 21 July 2018

During a recent visit to Virginia we stopped at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, located parallel to I-81 in New Market. We spent over 2 hours touring the many displays looking at the videos and looking at the many artifacts of the war.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Nice Exhibits and Explanations - Wonderful art but not titles on the paintings. The 45 minute film concentrated on the VMI Cadets and their experiences - At least I believe this. I fond it a little boring left after 10 minutes.

Thank mahew22
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Made a quick stop here, about an hour, but would have liked more time. Really enjoyed the military paintings. Good selection of books in the gift shop and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Thank Bigpinkgiraffe
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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.
Rob L
22 September 2015|
Response from Shenandoa | Property representative |
General Admission Hello Sir, We are open from 9:00 to 5:00 and are located at 8895 George R. Collins Parkway, New Market, VA 22844. Our building is round with a metal rotunda that looks like a drum. Here is our admission... More