Get hands-on with history!

Explore the Battle of New Market as if you were a soldier, or maybe a civilian or even a VMI cadet.  Learn basic drill maneuvers, eat authentic period food, try your hand at 19th century games, get prizes and much more.  There’s a lot of fun and learning packed into one morning of Adventure Camp!

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War is pleased to announce Civil War Adventure Camp to be held on , May 17, 2014 in conjunction with the 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of New Market.

Kids, ages 7-12, may register for this special 2 ½ hour program that will allow participants to take part in hands-on activities exploring the roles of Union and Confederate soldiers, VMI Cadets and civilians during the Civil War.  They’ll learn basic drill maneuvers, try their hand at 19th century games, eat authentic period foods, receive prizes and lots more.  Led by trained educators, this program is designed to complement the Virginia Standards of Learning.

Here's what you need to do: The cost is just $35.00 per child and includes Reenactment admission for the camper plus one accompanying adult. One parent or designated guardian must remain at the Battlefield for the duration of the Camp. Camp hours are 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, May 18, 2014.  Registration in advance required. For more information or to register visit or call 866-515-1864.  You may also e-mail

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