With over 200 years of experience catering to travelers the historic Town of New Market is sure to have something for everyone. The Virginia Museum of the Civil War, a National Historic Landmark, offers exhibits on the Battle of New Market, the entire war in Virginia, walking trails, the historic Bushong Farm, scenic overlooks of the Shenandoah River and an annual reenactment of the Battle of New Market. Follow in the footsteps of the 257 VMI cadets who forever etched their names and their school into American history.
The recently renovated downtown area offers a wonderful place to take a leisurely stroll, enjoy the historic architecture, take in a show at the Schultz Theatre and visit our many unique shops. With offerings such as local art, handmade crafts and furniture, civil war memorabilia, home décor items, various dining options, you’re sure to have a unique experience at each stop. Be sure and look for the shell struck post from the Battle of New Market and the replica of an old town water pump, both located along U.S. Route 11.
For local accommodations, visit the charming Apple Blossom Inn in historic downtown or The Strathmore House just outside of town across the Meem's Covered Bridge.
The Shenvalee Golf Resort was named the ”Best Golf Course in the Shenandoah Valley” for 2012 by Virginia Living magazine. It offers 27 PGA holes of golf, a swimming pool, a dining room, a sports lounge and lodging, making it a must for those seeking a great place to plan a golf trip.
If want to eat where the locals do, then be sure to head over to Southern Kitchen. With over 50 years in the southern cooking business they have become something of a local institution. The Johnny Appleseed offers their famous apple fritters, in addition to a very large statue of Johnny Appleseed. Kathy’s Café, Jalisco Mexican Restaurant and The Italian Job are also sure to please.
Wine lovers rejoice. The Valley Wine Cellar is stocked with some of the best local offerings from North Mountain Vineyards. Wine tastings are available, so please enjoy.