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National Sporting Library & Museum

Address: 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
Phone Number: +1 540-687-6542
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Middleburg
Type: Museums
Attraction details
Type: Museums
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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New York, New York, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very special spot if you love anything to do with horses. Its a must visit place and we also joined the Museum.

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JohnConnolly057, George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Librarian at National Sporting Library & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit. Please come back and visit us again soon! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My favorite pieces were the many bronze sculptures, the metal horse profile, and the one large pewter (silver) carriage sculptures, set among many paitings. I recommend it for ages 10+ and older. As a non VIrginia, who has learned to love this beautiful area, and enjoy learning & visiting historical sites, the National Sporting Museum in Middleburg provides a wealth... More 

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Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

if you're a country sporting enthusiast, you will enjoy this world class library and museum. fox hunting, game, fishing, it's all here, rare documents and publications could keep you poring over for a decade. ever changing high quality exhibits keep it interesting for locals too.

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washington dc
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194 reviews 194 reviews
126 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Library is free, but the Museum now charges admission--and is worth it. The Museum was completely renovated and doubled in size within the last five years. High quality paintings and sculpture that HAPPENS to involve horses, dogs and fish, with, occasionally, people. Watch for special exhibits--the Sir Alfred Munnings exhibit last year was simply world class.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
34 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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