Located in New Market, Virginia, our museum provides opportunities to reflect upon the Battle of New Market which raged just outside on May 15, 1864. Students from the Virginia Military Institute as young as 15 years old fought in the battle. In addition to museum exhibit galleries, the site features the state-certified Shenandoah Valley Tourist Information Center, an Emmy-winning film, Field of Lost Shoes shown every hour, and a 300-acre battlefield park preserving the core areas of the battlefield and historic Bushong Farm.
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Battle of New Market 157th Anniversary Events
In lieu of the large event programs that the museum typically hosts for this important historic event anniversary, this year, visitors to the museum and battlefield will have the opportunity to attend a special screening of the 2014 movie, Field of Lost Shoes and enjoy a special guided tour.
From Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14, the special screening will occur at 11 a.m. and an exciting guided tour will be available, free with paid admission, at 2 p.m. These new tours offer a daily focus on the VMI cadet story to the corresponding day in 1864.
On the anniversary, Saturday, May 15, visitors can enjoy a final special screening of Field of Lost Shoes at 11 a.m. At 2 p.m., a special Facebook Live Anniversary Event will be available.
A printable schedule for the week is available for download: Anniversary Events Schedule, May 10-15, 2021.