New Market Self-Guided Walking Tour
Come enjoy a scenic walk through our historical town with our Town Walking Tour Brochure and learn about New Market’s historical architecture and the stories behind the buildings where our downtown businesses are located. The town has a unique architectural heritage, boasting a number of buildings that reflect the simplicity and craftsmanship of its early German settlers. These early styles have blended over the years with renovations and new structures that document the town’s growth and reflect its long history of changes. The buildings on the tour are identified by a brass plaque with the corresponding number. Most are private dwellings, please respect the privacy of property owners. The tour begins on Old Cross Road at the number one location the “Abbie Henkel House” (9383 Congress St/now BB&T Bank) and proceeds North and brings you back around in a large circle ending you close to your starting point. Download our Walking Tour Guide today or pick one up at the Chamber of Commerce (9386 S. Congress St.) or Town Hall (9418 John Sevier Rd.) and enjoy the rich history of our town.Download: Walking Tour Brochure
New Market Farmers Market
Come down to the New Market Farmers Market to shop for local produce every Friday evening. The market offers candies, baked goods, gluten free goodies, granola, eggs, fruits & veggies, chicken, beef and handcrafted items.
W. Old Cross Road (211) behind 7-Eleven, use Miller Lane to access the market
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The Virginia Museum of the Civil War (VMCW)
The Virginia Museum of the Civil War (VMCW) interprets the 1864 Battle of New Market with emphasis on the role of Virginia Military Institute Cadets and the Civil War in Virginia. Part of the Virginia Military Institute museum system which includes the VMCW, V.M.I. Museum and the Stonewall Jackson House. VMCW is a National Historic Landmark accredited by the American Association of Museums. Featured items are artifacts, dioramas and the Emmy-winning film “Field of Lost Shoes” shown daily on the hour. The General’s Store has a wide variety of regional products and an excellent book selection. Site of the state-certified Shenandoah Valley Tourist Information Center, displaying local and regional brochures.
Admission Fee: Adults $10; Seniors (Age 65+) $9; Youth (Age 6-12) $6.00; Children 5 & under free. New Market residents are admitted free with proof of residency. Some discount rates available. Museum and grounds are open from 9 AM – 5PM (closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day).
Directions: Take Exit 264 off I-81 onto Rt. 211 West. Take the immediate right onto Rt. 305 (George R. Collins Parkway) and follow to the end of the road. (about 1 mile). The distinctive metal rotunda of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War is visible on your left. GPS coordinates [38 39′ 42.64 N and 78 40′ 14.45″]8895 George Collins Memorial Pkwy New Market, VA 22844 (866) 515-1864 View Facebook Page View Website
The Orientation Center of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District
Follow in the footsteps of Stonewall Jackson, Jedediah Hotchkiss and Jubal Early, all of whom visited the historic Strayer House (c. 1808) during the Civil War. Located at the historic crossroads in downtown New Market, the historic building features a Civil War Orientation Center with interpretive displays, artifacts, youth activities and a welcome desk where visitors can learn more about what to see and do while in the area. Be sure to watch the twelve minute film “If This Valley is Lost” which covers Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign and learn the story about his legendary “foot calvary”. The Strayer House is also one of 24 stamp cancellation stations in the National Historic District. You can find the perfect memento, gift, book and more in the souvenir and book store area. Don’t forget to try the great coffee, lattes and tea, as well as the delicious food prepared fresh daily, at Jackson’s Corner Cafe & Coffee House conveniently located in the Strayer House as well.
Open 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Saturday and on Sundays (May through October) 11:00am – 3:00pm
Rouss Center for the Arts
Information coming soon!
Chickadees Local Artist Gallery & Pottery Shop
Head over to Chickadees and meet Chris and George Jetter. Owners of a lovely Local Artist Gallery and Pottery Shop. The shop offers a wide variety of locally crafted items such as Pottery, Quilts, Blown Glass, Glass beads, Soy Candles, Digital and Film Photography, and much more! All pottery sold from Chickadees is created ON SITE! You can even get a behind the scenes look at the craft of pottery by attending a live demonstration from George himself!Hours: Open Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 9299 N. Congress Street New Market, VA View Facebook Page View Website
Shenvalee Golf Resort
The Shenvalee Golf Resort of New Market, VA features 27 PGA holes of golf on 3 separate 9 hole courses. The “Olde Course” first opened to the public in 1927 with Bobby Jones performing the honors and still maintains its original design today. A “back nine” was added in 1964, and 1992 additional holes were created, thus forming today’s “Creek” and “Miller” courses. The Shenvalee Golf Resort is one of the oldest continuously operating golf courses in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The Shenvalee is a mature course with spectacular mountain views, manicured greens and fairways, and hole designs that provide an enjoyable round for even the seasoned professional. Book a Tee Time.9660 Fairway Dr New Market, VA 22844 (540) 740-3181 View Facebook Page View Website
New Market Rebels & New Market Shockers Valley League Baseball
“Take me out the Ball Game!” While you are visiting our wonderfully historic town of New Market, the Rebels and Shockers baseball organizations would like to invite you and your family to Rebel Park! The New Market Rebels are a member of Valley League Baseball, a league that provides top tier college players the opportunity to play summer baseball. The League is sanctioned by Major League Baseball, and is a used venue by Major League Scouts.
The New Market Shockers are a member of the Rockingham County Baseball League, one of the oldest running leagues in America, surpassed only by Major League Baseball. The players in the RCBL range widely from the young 16 year old looking to learn from the seasoned veterans that continue to love the game of baseball. Please spend a summer evening under the lights at Rebel Park enjoying America’s favorite pass time, BASEBALL!Get Tickets Directions (540) 740-8569 (May 1 – September 1) View Website
Enter Our Sanctuary… Imagine…a space where ancient influences from around the world merge with contemporary practices to bring body and soul into perfect balance in an elegant atmosphere. We invite you to enjoy our full service luxury spa & Paul Mitchell Focus salon providing an exquisite range of spa treatments, the most current age defying treatments, blissful massages and bodyworks, the highest quality skincare products and a Paul Mitchell Focus, trend setting hair salon, in a tranquil environment. Our professionals are trained in the TRUE philosophy with unsurpassed personalized treatments and care. Reflections of our spirit radiate into each day of our lives. Revitalizing and bringing renewed strength to body and soul is essential for complete well being. Come, allow us to renew, refresh and rejuvenate your spirit for life’s journey.9626 S Congress St., Suite A New Market, VA 22844 (540) 740-3211 View Website
New Market Community Park
All ages come “play” or just relax in our 24 acre New Market Community Park! Become a part of all of our park activities and cool off at our Community Pool! Our Community Park includes two baseball diamonds, 3 jungle gyms with swings, a gravel walking/jogging path, 6 picnic shelters (call New Market Town Office to reserve one today), a BBQ pit, soccer field, five tennis courts, two basketball courts and our community pool! The park is open from 7:00AM to 11:00PM seven days a week for all of your leisure and sport activities. The New Market Community Pool will be open for summer hours 11:00AM to 6:00PM seven days a week.
The Shenandoah River is a tributary of the Potomac River, 55.6 miles long with two forks approximately 100 miles long each, in the U.S. states of Virginia and West Virginia. The Shenandoah River is a fun natural playground for kids and adults! Driving past the Shenandoah River, you will see people fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming! There are many canoe, kayak, fishing, and boat rental stores around the Shenandoah River. Also, check out many outfitters stores located in the Shenandoah Valley for all of your outdoor adventure needs!
Endless Caverns and RV Park
Discovered on October 1, 1879, as a deep, dark hole covered by boulders, the fascinating natural wonder now named “Endless Caverns” has been thrilling visitors with its underground treasure for generations. Drive in and visit the caverns for the day or camp with us for the weekend – or as long as you wish! Endless Caverns offers 75 minute guided tours to guests, where our knowledgeable guides will explain the unique geology and fascinating history of this world famous cave. Learn how the cavern was first discovered and explore the geologic beauty of this six mile long cave at the foot of the Massanutten Mountain range featuring seemingly “endless” tunnels and chambers. In fact, many areas of the cave have yet to be explored and are utterly untouched. Our friendly and experienced cavern guides are sure to provide you with a most memorable and educational tour of this subterranean limestone masterpiece appropriately named, “Endless Caverns.” Check out our Tour Dates and Hours.1800 Endless Caverns Rd New Market, VA 22844 (540) 896-2283 View Facebook Page View Website
Thrilling visitors from around the world, Shenandoah Caverns is the only cavern in Virginia with elevator service. Explorers of every age and ability will discover an underground world of wonder. With gradual slopes and no stairs, our sights are breathtaking!261 Caverns Rd Quicksburg, VA 22847 (540) 477-3115 View Facebook Page View Website
“What will you discover” at Luray Cavers! Come visit the largest most popular caverns in Eastern America. Come discover more than 4,000,000 centuries in the making! Visitors by the millions have made Luray Caverns the most popular caverns in Eastern America. Guided tours along well-lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10-stories high, towering stone formations, and natural wonders at every turn.101 Cave Hill Rd Luray, VA 22835 (540) 743-6551 View Facebook Page View Website
Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures
Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures (BRSA), is located in the heart of the historic Shenandoah Valley at the New Market, Virginia, airport (8W2). We are open every weekend, year round, and Thursday-Monday May through September, unless otherwise noted on our schedule/events page. We are a member of the United States Parachute Association (USPA), the governing body for safe skydiving in the United States. Whether you choose to experience skydiving with a once-in-a-lifetime tandem skydive, learn to become a licensed skydiver, or you are already an experienced or licensed skydiver, BRSA would be pleased to host your skydiving experience!57 River Rd New Market, VA 22844 (540) 450-6070 View Facebook Page View Website