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The Virginia Museum of the Civil War, Bushong Farm, and New Market Battlefield State Historical Park provide many opportunities to reflect upon the social and military struggle which changed the course of American history.

Landscape view of the Bushong Farm House and trees.

In 1864 the Bushong farm became a battleground where three generations took shelter in the basement of their home. 

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VMCW Kaminsky Gallery

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War is dedicated to sharing the story of the Civil War in Virginia and the Battle of New Market.

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Docent giving a tour to school children

Self-guided group tours are available year round. Student and Adult group tours, led by knowledgeable part staff are also available.

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Reenactors charge across field through water

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War has the distinction of holding the longest, continual reenactment in the United States, still held on original battlefield property. 

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Campers participate in day camp ativity

We offer two summer camps experiences; Civil War Day Camp for kids ages 7-12 and Col. Shipp's Leadership Institute for students ages 13-17.

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Cannon in a field

The museum and the VMI Archives house significant of resources to assist historians and genealogists with their research. 

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