Museums and Grounds

In addition to the museum and farm, miles of battlefield walking trails offer breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley and North Fork of the Shenandoah River. 

All areas of the park are within an easy walking distance of the museum over relatively flat, grass-covered ground. Allow time to explore the grounds and facilities, about two or three hours. 

Begin your exploration of the battlefield at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War. Artifacts and dioramas convey the story of Virginia in the Civil War.  Features of this museum include: stained glass window depicting the war by artist Ami Shamir; the Emmy award-winning film, “Field of Lost Shoes” and the Virginia Room, which chronicles the war in Virginia, and the Kaminsky Gallery of Civil War Firearms.

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Virginia Museum of the Civil War

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War presents exhibits on the entire Civil War with special emphasis on the war in Virginia.

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Bushong Farm House

In 1864 the Bushong’s fertile fields of wheat became a battleground. Three generations of the family took shelter in the basement of their home.

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