We had checked the AAA booklet and the museum/park was highly rated. We were looking forward to the movie and the displays in the museum and the Bushong Farm. Well....wish we had checked here before we went. We were taken in by the signs at the museum that is along the same road. We went to that museum and were mystified at the displays that were not as the AAA booklet had described. We asked the curator at the desk about the movie and he said we couldn't believe all the info in the guidebook...when I asked if we should then continue down the road, he said there wasn't much down there except a couple of markers. So...we stupidly didn't go! We were in the area for an entire week and later I found a brochure for this wonderful museum. People, please drive by the other museum and visit this beautiful and educational park. The main building is excellent with wonderful displays that offer insights into to the people who were in the area back during the Civil War. A display of the various battle sites offered thorough information with both visual and audio methods.
The movie, The Battle of Lost Shoes, was excellent, and then you are able to visit the farm and fields where it occurred. It was the last successful battle of the Confederacy, I think, and the movie explained it all. Cadets from VMI were enlisted to fight.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and recommend it to anyone in the Shenandoah Valley. We saw everything in about two hours. The gift shop at the museum is excellent. Vacationers can easily find it because it is right off Rt. I-81, at New Market. In fact, the Battle Ground is on either side of the highway with an underpass to walk through it one wants to visit the other side!