Upcoming Events at the Park

All event details subject to change.

December 6

Christmas on the Farm

Costumed historical interpreters at the Park's Bushong Farm share traditions of Christmas in the Shenandoah Valley before and during the Civil War.The program features music, storytelling, period games, and ornament-making

 

March 28, 2015
 Homeschool Day

Come and join hundreds of homeschoolers and family learners for a day of excitement and interactive learning at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War. Pre-registration is required to receive the special event admission rate.

 
April 9, 2015
 Sewing Circle

The Park Volunteer Corps meets once a month at the Bushong House to recreate a popular 19th century activity-the sewing circle. Join our costumed volunteers at the farm and learn about what's under construction.  

 
April 23, 2015
 Foodways 

Costumed interpreters prepare seasonally appropriate meals in the Bushong summer kitchen. Come and see how a meal was prepared in the 19th century.

 

May 15, 2015
 151st Anniversary of the Battle of New Market
Director's Battlefield Tour 2:00-4:00



May 16-17, 2015
 151st Anniversary Battle of New Market Reenactment



May 28, 2015
 Foodways

Costumed interpreters prepare seasonally appropriate meals in the Bushong summer kitchen. Come and see how a meal was prepared in the 19th century.



June 11, 2015 Sewing Circle

The Park Volunteer Corps meets once a month at the Bushong House to recreate a popular 19th century activity-the sewing circle. Join our costumed volunteers at the farm and learn about what's under construction.

June 25, 2015 Foodways

Costumed interpreters prepare seasonally appropriate meals in the Bushong summer kitchen. Come and see how a meal was prepared in the 19th century.

July 6-10, 2015 Day Camp

A highly interactive summer camp program for soldiers ages 7-12.
July 20-22, 2015
 COL Shipp's Leadership Institute

A fast-paced summer  program for young men ages 13-17. Learn about the core values of VMI from the perpective Battle of New Market participants and team building activities. Drill with authentic 19th century weaponry.

Sep. 6, 2015 VMI New Cadet Orientation

Every year during the first weekend of September, the VMI freshmen class, or Rats as they are called, visits the Virginia Museum of the Civil War for a daylong orientation on the same battlefield the cadets of 1864 fought.

Oct. 31, 2015
 Spirits of New Market

Come and join us for a guided lantern tour of the battlefield and travel back in time to the evening of the Battle of New Market. Learn about the spirit and character of the participants as they tell you of their experiences that fateful day.

Dec. 5, 2015
 Christmas on the Farm

Costumed historical interpreters at the Park's Bushong Farm share traditions of Christmas in the Shenandoah Valley before and during the Civil War.