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National Sporting Library & Museum

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Address: 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
Phone Number: +1 540-687-6542
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Founded in 1954, the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is...

Founded in 1954, the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is located in Middleburg, the heart of Virginia's beautiful hunt country. The inviting, 6-acre campus, world-class research Library, and fine art Museum highlight the rich heritage and tradition of equestrian sport. The NSLM offers a wide variety of educational programs, exhibitions, and family activities throughout the year.

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Beautiful library and museum.

These are adjacent buildings, in a beautiful setting.The library is a model of what a small community library should be! The museum has a variety of art and we enjoyed our time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
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Coto de Caza, California
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Coto de Caza, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

These are adjacent buildings, in a beautiful setting.The library is a model of what a small community library should be! The museum has a variety of art and we enjoyed our time there.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasant stop. The grounds and building itself are very attractive. We liked the paintings. If you want fine art, put a horse in it. Also the fly fishing exhibition was excellent.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

I knew nothing about sporting before visiting this museum, so I'm glad I stopped by! It's in a gorgeous historic building from the turn of the 18th century, and it's a beautiful setting for the artwork inside. It's free while a French exhibit is going on, so go for a visit! Emily at the front desk was so helpful and... More 

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Middleburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The service is nice and the food seems to be getting better! Gets busy... so make a reservation especially for weekends. Very charming in the downstairs!

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Washington dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A beautiful building with rooms full of wonderful and interesting artwork. Lucky for us we happened to be there on a Wednesday, which are free!

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A lovely combination of architecture and design. The library has an incredibly depth of sporting literature both in the stacks as well as stiorage. There are comforatble niches to sit and browse as well as nice tables. The staff is helpful and knowledgable. The Gallery is beautifully appointed. The permanent collection is attractive and the visiting exhibitions can be very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Went with friends to this library. Art was very well curated. Lots of employees around. Only suggestion would be to have them give tutorials on the rooms art where they are standing. It was a good time.

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Thank Coccindy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

When in town, a must visit! It's history itself is spectacular. Recent construction had improved the site but the museum has always been a great place to bring my children to. They have great programs and visiting artists who are very talented or even world recognized in sporting arts or the equestrian world.

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Thank Kimberly W
Escondido, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lovely setting for anyone that wants to see and read about the sporting history. I very much enjoyed seeing the trophies and art work lining the walls of the main floor of the library.

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Thank Tehara T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great place to stop and learn about racing and horses. It's very interesting. Stop in if you are in the area, it's a lot more than just the shops in Middleburg.

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