Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Valley

Virginia Museum of the Civil War & New Market Battlefield State Historical Park

I-81 Exit 264

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War (VMCW) interprets the 1864 Battle of New Market with emphasis on the role of Virginia Military Institute Cadets and the Civil War in Virginia.

Part of the Virginia Military Institute museum system which includes the VMCW, VMI Museum and the Stonewall Jackson House.

VMCW is a National Historic Landmark accredited by the American Association of Museums. Featured items are artifacts, dioramas and the Emmy-winning film “Field of Lost Shoes” shown daily on the hour.

The General’s Store has a wide variety of regional products and an excellent book selection.

Site of the state-certified Shenandoah Valley Tourist Information Center, which displays local and regional brochures.


Take Exit 264 off I-81 onto Rt. 211 West. Take the immediate right onto Rt. 305 (George Collins Memorial Parkway) and follow to the end of the road (about 1 mile). The distinctive metal rotunda of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War is visible on your left. GPS coordinates [38 39′ 42.64 N and 78 40′ 14.45″]


  • Open Daily | 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thanksgiving | Closed
  • Christmas Eve | Closed
  • Christmas Day | Closed
  • New Year's Day | Closed


  • Adults | $10.00
  • Senior (Age 65+) | $9.00
  • Youth (Age 6-12) | $6.00
  • Children 5 & Under | Free