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Address: 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
Phone Number: +1 540-687-6542
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An In-Theme Horse Country Museum

Middleburg, Va,, has a theme: "Horse Country". We found the National Sporting Museum very interesting and "sported" all sorts of in-theme art, as well as other animal art from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Clifton, Virginia

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Clifton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Middleburg, Va,, has a theme: "Horse Country". We found the National Sporting Museum very interesting and "sported" all sorts of in-theme art, as well as other animal art from around the world. We only spent about half an hour, but really enjoyed it.

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New Orleans
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The museum grew out of the library and research center. The current Troye exhibit is breathtaking. This institution is committed to honoring and preserving the sporting life that is so much a part of this area. Well worth the visit. Stay at the Red Fox Inn when you visit. It is a pretty little town about an hour and a... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 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
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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Additional Information about National Sporting Library & Museum

Address: 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
Phone Number: +1 540-687-6542
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Middleburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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