National Sporting Library & Museum

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Library: Free | Museum Free to NSLM Members

General Admission: Adults $10, Seniors (65 and older) $8, Youth (13–18) $8, Youth (12 & under) Free

Free Admission on Wednesdays and last Sundays of the month.

The NSLM is closed on federal holidays. 
In the case of bad weather, the NSLM follows Loudoun County school district decisions.

102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, Virginia 20118-1335
Telephone: (540) 687-6542
Fax: (540) 302-8052

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The John H. Daniels Fellowship supports researchers at the National Sporting Library and Museum, a research center for equestrian, angling and field sports, for periods of up to one year.

 Fellowship brochure Read more. 

Effective January 2015, the deadline for fellowship applications is June 15th.


 Disciplines include history, literature, journalism, art history, anthropology, area studies, and history of sport. One fellowship each year will be awarded for a topic exploring the intersection of field sports with the evolution of conservation.

The program began in 2007 in honor of sportsman and book collector, John H. Daniels (1921-2006), a longtime supporter of the Library. Since 2007, the fellowship has supported researchers-in-residence at the NSLM from all regions of the United States and several  foreign countries.


Download PDF of National Sporting Library and Museum brochure (2007- National Sporting Library brochure; revised 2010)

Download PDF of Treasures of the National Sporting Library (1999)

Download PDF of This Is The National Sporting Library (2003)

List of Fellows

Fellows' Blogs
Alison Goodrum, Ph. D. 
Samuel Snyder, Ph. D.
Glenye Cain Oakford

Fellows' Recent Books
Elizabeth Tobey, Ph. D., a new translation of Federico Grisone’s The Rules of Riding, the First Renaissance Treatise on Classical Horsemanship. Read more
Pellom McDaniels III, Ph. D., The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy. Read more
Elizabeth Letts, The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation. Read more
Dorothy Ours, Battleship: A Daring Heiress, A Teenage Jockey, and America's Horse. Read more

Fellows' Articles and Web sites
Andrew Lemon on Steeplechasing, The Age (Australia); Meanjin (Australia)
Andrew McLean on Equine Science, Australian Equine Behaviour Centre  and on The Human Elephant Learning Programs



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