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National Sporting Library

102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
540 687-6542
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Middleburg
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Like taking the road less traveled, this gem of a museum is a terrific respite from the massive buildings on the mall. We happened to see the exhibit on women riding side saddle, not something you see every day and quite charming. It's a beautiful building mixing old with new seamlessly.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very interesting 15mins to see beautiful paintings on wall and a beautifully displayed fly fishing exhibit on the left wall. The museum did not appear $10 worth to us so we passed.

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Sterling
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This day trip is within easy travelling distance from Leesburg and once you enter Middleburg, this library and museum are easy to find. There is something for everyone to enjoy at both the library and museum---art, sculptures, weathervanes, old and rare books, collections, the buildings themselves, as well as the grounds. The guides are happy to facilitate your visit and... More

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Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Fabulous exhibit of art of sport fishing by many top artists as well as beautifully detailed art featuring birds in various natural settings by two artists . Was also a gallery with a more permanent exhibit related to horses with fox hunting or racing themes.

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Novato, California
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6 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

It was a nice exhibit, a little disappointing, not as much Equestrian as I expected. More hunting and fishing pictures and art work.

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McLean, Virginia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This beautiful new museum and library has an impressive collection of art all featuring sporting horses and dogs.

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Philadelphia, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This sparkling gem of a little museum is tucked just off the main street through Middleburg, VA. I was there to see a special exhibit of work by Sir Alfred Munnings. It was beautifully presented in dedicated space. Well-done wall text and an excellent brochure. My favorite piece of the entire museum was actually part of the permanent collection, a... More

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Philadelphia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Lovely museum. Worth visiting just to see the sculpture in the lobby. We went for the Munnings show, which was magnificent. The people couldn't have been nice. Had problems trying to figure out out the library organizes its books.

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Upperville, VA USA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The current Munnings exhibit is absolutely amazing. Well worth the time to take an hour or so, slow down from the bustle of Main Street and see some amazing sporting art. This fantastic exhibit is free! Check NSL website of hours.

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Washington, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Absolutely spectacular. Visit this at least once while it's here. Munnings' equestrian paintings are stunning and the exhibit is free!

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