Location Information

New Market is rich in history, having celebrated its Bi-Centennial in 1996. The Town straddles the heavily traveled Route 11 or the ‘Valley Pike’, one of the few ‘MacAdamed’ roads in existence during the Civil War. The Valley Pike figured prominently in Jackson’s Valley Campaign and troop movements of both sides during the conflict.

Area Attractions:

The most outstanding single attraction is the magnificent Shenandoah Valley itself, widely known nationally and is the destination of many international travelers. This property is situated right in the Heart of the lush ‘Bread Basket of the Confederacy’. Other nearby area attractions include, but are not limited to Luray Caverns, Shenandoah Caverns, and Endless Caverns. Nearby Massanutten, Bryce, and Wintergreen Resorts are all  four (4) season destinations.

There are more than 250 hotel and other lodging rooms immediately available in and around New Market, and a number of local restaurants offer many choices to visitors. The Shenvalee Lodge, boasting a 27 hole Golf Course, and the Skyline Drive (Shenandoah National Park), are both accessed from this exit of Interstate 81.

The Orkney Springs Hotel has a summer long program of Music Festival programs and concerts, and in addition there are many local festivals that draw large and curious crowds. New Market has a local airport, Bryce Resort has a private airport, and the Shenandoah Valley Airport at Weyers Cave is within 35 miles.

Located at the intersection of exit 264 of I-81 and St. Rt. 211, is St. Route 305 (aka George R. Collins Parkway). The property is ½ mile north on this frontage road.

There are antique shops, farmers markets, bed and breakfasts, and mountain hiking trails in the immediate area, while the Shenandoah River provides canoeing, fishing, and whitewater rafting to visitors every year.

Academic Institutions:

The Interstate 81 corridor has more than 20 major Colleges and Universities, includingVrginia Tech, Radford University, Hollins College, Roanoke College, and others along its 300+ mile length in Virginia. Some of the nearby ones are:

James Madison University, located in nearby Harrisonburg, has an attendance of 15,000 undergraduates and graduate students, and among other programs, has hosted The Civil War Roundtable on radio for many years.

Eastern Mennonite University, located in Harrisonburg, is a Liberal Arts University and has a student population of about 1,600.

Bridgewater College is a Liberal Arts College located in nearby Bridgewater and has a population of about 1,500.

Shenandoah University is a private college of about 3,000 students located in Winchester.

Mary Baldwin is a private college of about 1,000 students located in Staunton.

New Market Battlefield Military Museum
9500 Collins Parkway
New Market,VA22844

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