National Sporting Library and Fine Art Museum, Middleburg

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Founded in 1954, the institution has over 24,000-books dating from the 16th-21st centuries. The John H. Daniels Fellowship program supports the research of visiting scholars. The Museum, a newly renovated and expanded historic building on the Library campus, houses exhibits of American and European fine sporting art. Information is shared through exhibitions, lectures, seminars, publications and special events. The NSLM is open to researchers and the general public. Admission is free. For more information, visit NSLM 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
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  • My daughter and I are both equestrians and book lovers - and this place is pure heaven. We've visited many famous libraries and this beat all those experiences. The museum exhibits were wonderful and ...  more »
  • The Sporting Library is housed in a wonderful building at the west end of Middleburg, and is home to an array of astounding, wonderful books for research and just learning about fox hunting, fishing a...  more »
  • I had the museum to myself this afternoon, so I enjoyed the new exhibit of 48 spectacular paintings, pastels and 2 charcoals of racehorses, foxhounds, foxes & chickens. I love everything about this mu...  more »
  • Beautiful building and grounds, amazing staff. John Connolly, the "George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Librarian" is a spring of knowledge. I had the opportunity to be invited to see the rare books collection and it was amazing. Even if you don't like fox hunting or horses you can still appreciate the art and passion for the sport that is shown through this collection. Or just visit to enjoy one of the most elegant public libraries you probably will ever go to. I only had time to visit the Library, but when I go back I will take the time to visit the museum as well. There is an $10 admission fee for adults, $8 for seniors and teens, and children under 12 get in free.
  • GW Sound loves the NSLM and the polo match held annually at Great Meadow in September