May 3 Lecture by Liz Kent Leon of Sweetbriar College
Line Dance: The Art of Fly Fishing by Peter Corbin - On view through July 3
First Open Late concert on Friday, April 29
NSLM 2016 Polo Classic Tickets Available
20 Historic Carriages at the NSLM on May 21

NOTICE: Road construction may cause The Plains Road to be closed from Washington Street to the entrance of the NSLM from late March to early May. Please follow detour signs routing travelers to Federal Street to access the NSLM.

Telling the story of sporting life through books and art.

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 country pursuits. Angling, horsemanship, shooting, steeplechasing, foxhunting, flat racing, polo, coaching, and wildlife are among the subjects one can explore in the institution’s general stacks, rare book holdings, archives, and art collection. The NSLM offers a wide variety of educational programs, exhibitions, and family activities throughout the year.

Current Exhibitions

Programs & Events

We’re extremely grateful to our contributors and proud to provide access to international scholars and the public to learn about American field sports.
Manuel H. Johnson - Chairman of the Board


  • Wednesday through Sunday
  • 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact Us

  • Address: 102 The Plains Road,
    Middleburg, VA 20117

  • Mailing Address: PO Box 1335, Middleburg, VA 20118

  • Phone: (540) 687-6542

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