Visitor FAQ:

Q: How do I get there? What does it costs?
A: Click here for directions, operating hours or
here for admissions rates.

Q: How long does it take to visit New Market Battlefield State Historical Park?
A: The average visitor spends 2.5 to 3 hours exploring the museum and grounds. Since most visitors are self-guided, you can set your own pace. Your admission ticket is valid for seven days from the date of purchase, allowing return visits as your discretion.

Q: Can we picnic on the grounds?
A: Yes, picnic tables are located near the Hall of Valor Museum and at a parking area on the battlefield.

Q: Do you accept passes issued by the National Park Service or Virginia State Park System?
A: New Market Battlefield State Historical Park is owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia and administered through the Virginia Military Institute, a state college. We are not part of the NPS or Virginia Park System, therefore can not honor passes issued by those groups.

We do not receive federal or state funding. Your admissions purchase helps provide support to our mission of heritage preservation and education. Thanks!

Q: Are photographs permitted in the museum and historical buildings?
A: Yes, unless otherwise restricted by signage. (Of course, not in the theater during the showing of the film.)

Q: Where can I get information on local dining, shopping, attractions and lodging?
A: We recommend the following links:
Shenandoah Valley Travel Association
New Market Area Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association
Virginia is for Lovers
Civil War Traveler

Q: Does the Park have a museum store?
A: One of the best in the Valley! You will find a wide variety of items relating to the 19th century military and civilian life-- many items have been developed based on items from the collection. All proceeds support the Parks's mission of heritage preservation and education.

Are pets permitted in the Park?
A:Pets are welcome at the park provided they do not disturb other visitors or the animals who call our park their home. Pets must be kept on a leash not to exceed six (6) feet and under the owner’s control at all times. Pets are not permitted on guided tours or other staff-led programs. Owners are required to clean up after their pets. “Mutt Mitt” pet waste stations can be found at three locations on the park grounds to assist you. Pets are not permitted on Park property during the annual Battle of New Market Reenactment.