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New Market State Historical Park

Route 305, New Market, VA 22844
+1 866-515-1864
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An important stop

Have passed this for many years and decided it would be my final stop on my civil war battlefield... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa J
An Important Piece of History

For those who are interested in Civil War history, this is a great stop. I recommend visiting the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlton, Massachusetts
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Route 305, New Market, VA 22844
+1 866-515-1864
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 chrissymck
Reviewed 17 June 2017

wish I could say how great this park is since it seems we are losing battlefields every year. this one needs more money or something. it was hard to get around with just a map. we missed the guided tour since we were in the...More

Thank matjaz2002
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Wish we had found this earlier so we could have spent more time. The movie Field of Lost Shoes is based on this site. A group of cadets at the Virginia Military Institute who participated in the Battle of New Market against U.S. forces during...More

Thank judy177
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We stopped along our way home to NC & toured the museum & battleground. It's a nice place to visit, reasonable admission & can do in a reasonable time so makes a nice side trip along the way.

Thank VintageVagabond
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Well preserved location. Unfortunately, we went on a rainy day and were disappointed that they didn't have more explanatory signs around to help describe the Battle of New Market, as it was hard to read the paper map once it got wet.

Thank CopCodder
Reviewed 25 April 2017

My wife and I have traveled many times to this memorable location. The museum is excellent in telling the accounts for the Battle of New Market and the excellent part that the brave cadets from Virginia Military Academy in Lexington, Va placed in this battle....More

1  Thank T7383DDrobertb
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This small battlefield adjacent to the VMI-owned museum is well laid out for a walking tour. A visit makes for an interesting hike on a sunny spring day. The story of the VMI cadets fighting in the Confederate line of battle is a great legend...More

Thank C0rgiL0ver
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It is not a popular place, but it should be. It is very small, but there are many stories here. There is much walking, but no major hills.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you visited and liked First Bull Run, you will probably like this place. I was allowed unescorted access into the Bushong house, which dates back to 1825. There are also numerous outbuildings to see. Make sure you go through the tunnel and cross under...More

3  Thank Kevin W
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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.