New Market Battleground
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
N 38° 39.695 W 078° 40.228
17S E 702688 N 4281798
Quick Description: This three-hundred acre New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, 19th Century Bushong Farm, and Hall of Valor Civil War Museum, commemorate a unique moment in American history.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/30/2007 9:47:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM1M8D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
New Market Battlefield State Historical Park


Hall of Valor Museum, New Market Battlefield
Region: Shenandoah Valley
Locality: Shenandoah County

8895 George Collins Parkway
New Market, VA 22844

Interprets 1864 Battle of New Market with emphasis on role of Virginia Military Institute Cadets. National Historic Landmark accredited by American Association of Museums. Artifacts, dioramas, Emmy-winning film "Field of Lost Shoes" shown daily on the hour. Museum Store has wide variety of regional products, excellent book selection.

Where 257 Cadets from the
Virginia Military Institute
made the difference between
victory and defeat...

Your exploration of the Civil War in Virginia begins here in the legendary Shenandoah Valley. The three-hundred acre New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, 19th Century Bushong Farm, and Hall of Valor Civil War Museum, commemorate a unique moment in American history--- when college boys, Cadets from VMI, engaged in pitched battle and helped win a victory for the Confederate Army.

Spend the day at the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park and enjoy the museum, explore the historic farm, scenic Shenandoah River overlooks, picnic spots and walking trails. The park, a National Historic Landmark, is open 9-5 Daily, year round (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year's Day).

Admission Fee: Adults $9; Senior (Age 60+) $8; Youth (Age 6-17) $5.00; Children 5 & under free. Group, AAA/CAA, & Military rates.
Name of Battle:
New Market


Name of War: Civil War

Entrance Fee: 9.00 (listed in local currency)

Parking: N 38° 39.695 W 078° 40.228

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 5/15/1864

Date of Battle (End): 5/15/1864

Visit Instructions:
Post a photo of you and/or your GPS in front of a sign or marker posted at the site of the battle.

In addition it is encouraged to take a few photos two of the surrounding area and interesting features at the site.
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