Fodor's Expert Review New Market Battlefield Historical Park

New Market Military Sight

At New Market, the Confederates had a victory at the late date of 1864. Inside the Hall of Valor, in the 260-acre New Market Battlefield Historical Park, a stained-glass window mosaic commemorates the battle, in which 257 Virginia Military Institute cadets, some as young as 15, were mobilized to improve the odds against superior Union numbers; 10 were killed. This circular building contains a chronology of the war, and a short film deals with Stonewall Jackson's legendary campaign in the Shenandoah Valley. A farmhouse that figured in the fighting still stands on the premises. The battle is reenacted at the park each May.

Military Sight Park (National/State/Provincial)

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8895 George Collins Pkwy.
New Market, Virginia  22844, United States

540-740–3101

www.vmi.edu/newmarket

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Rate Includes: $10, Daily 9–5

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