Skip to main content

New Market Battlefield State Historical Park

New Market Battlefield State Historical Park

The New Market State Historic Park commemorates a pitched 1864 battle in which cadets from the nearby Virginia Military Institute helped score a win for the Confederacy.

Group tours of the battlefield interpret the 1864 conflict with a special emphasis on the role of Virginia Military Institute cadets in the Confederate victory. The Emmy-award winning film "Field of Lost Shoes" is shown daily on the hour in the Hall of Valor.

We hope you enjoy our work.

Please support this 72-year tradition of trusted historical writing and the volunteers that sustain it with a donation to American Heritage.