Virginia Museum of the Civil War

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War presents exhibits on the entire Civil War with special emphasis on the war in Virginia. The 1864 Battle of New Market is featured. Be sure to catch the Emmy award winning Field of Lost Shoes. 

The museum was dedicated in 1970 as a monument with its metal drum-like rotunda and stylized rifles leaning against it. Inside is a red carpet representing sacrifice and a graceful ramp signifying the forward motion of the VMI Cadets charging up Bushong’s Hill.

The Museum Houses
  • Original artifacts from the Bushong Family
  • Original artifacts from VMI and Battle of New Market
  • The Robert Raeburn Civil War Art Collection
  • Field of Lost Shoes in the museum’s theater - watch trailer