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New Market Reenactment – CANCELLED
May 16 @ 10:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
2020 Reenactment Cancelled
NEW MARKET, VIRGINIA— In the interest of public safety during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Virginia Military Institute has decided to cancel the scheduled reenactment event slated for May 16th and 17th 2020.
The Virginia Military Institute, the parent organization of the VMCW, has been monitoring the (COVID-19) outbreak very closely, in consultation with public health experts, the VA Department of Health and academic peers.
The event, held on the grounds of the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, is the oldest battle reenactment in the nation, and one of only a few held on the original site. According to Lieutenant Colonel Troy Marshall, site director, “Because of the uncertainty of where the virus will spread and the impacts on travel, we felt that the safety of our visitors, reenactors, and staff was paramount. We have hosted this event for decades, in fact, our first one dates to 1914, and will do so again in the future.”
For more information on our opening status contact the Virginia Museum of the Civil War at (866) 515-1864 (toll-free) or visit the Park web site at https://www.vmi.edu/museums-and-archives/virginia-museum-of-the-civil-war/