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 Civil War horse sculpture on the grounds of the NSLM is one of the most visited sites in Middleburg.
Tessa Pullan (English, b. 1953)
Civil War Horse, 1996 Bronze, 52 x 76 inches
Gift of Paul Mellon

Plaque In memory of the one and one half million horses and mules of the Confederate and Union armies who were killed, were wounded, or died from disease in the Civil War. Many perished within twenty miles of Middleburg in the battles off Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville in June of 1863.
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The Internet Archive project
Through the Internet Archive project, rare books from research libraries around the world have been digitized and are available for free in digital format (including downloadable PDF documents through the Internet Archive website. Though not affiliated with the NSL, Internet Archive has digitized many titles that are also held in our rare book collections, including works by by Federico Grisone, Peter Beckford, Nimrod, Theodore Roosevelt, etc. and equestrian & hunting titles from the Fairman Rogers Collection at the University of Pennsylvania.

Please note that the National Sporting Library & Museum is in the business of collecting books, not selling them (with the exception of our annual duplicate book sale), and, as a 501C(3) organization, cannot offer appraisals.