Established 1985

Foxhunting Art, Artifacts & Memorabilia

Morven Park in Leesburg, VA & Historic District in Middleburg, VA

Two museums, two experiences–both in Virginia
Middleburg and Leesburg

About the Museum

The Museum of Hounds and Hunting at Morven Park, Leesburg, VA

On May 24, 1985 the museum opened in the north wing of the stately Mansion at Morven Park thanks to a small group of sporting enthusiasts.

They conceived the idea in order to preserve the art, artifacts and memorabilia of foxhunting in North America. Seeking to acquire important and valuable artifacts before they are lost, the museum provides a special place for the preservation and display of the sport’s rich history and by developing educational exhibits, promotes public understanding of hunting with hounds.

Spring Letter from the Chairman

Dear Members and Friends of the Museum,

What an exciting Spring this has been with the recent opening of our museum’s extension in the historic Duffey House of Middleburg, Virginia.

On March 14th, Middleburg’s Mayor Trowbridge Littleton officiated at the ribbon cutting ceremony. An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a tour of the three galleries, followed by a garden reception under the sunny skies. Our guests viewed oils by John F. Herring Sr., Benjamin Herring, Sandra Forbush, Jean Bowman, Ben Marshall, Julian Chamberlain, and others – all fox hunting scenes or foxhound studies. Our exhibit featured Middleburg’s renowned photographer Howard Allen’s photography depicting racing, hunting, and the notable horse men and women of the Piedmont hunt country. Bronze sculptures from the museum collection and others by equine artists were displayed with several for sale.

Events & Exhibits

Current events postponed due to COVID-19.

The museum serves as both the departure point for offsite excursions and as the venue for several events held at Morven Park. 

Membership offers the opportunity to visit other institutions where related exhibits are on display. Members and friends are also encouraged to attend the special events, presentations, receptions, and other informative and entertaining functions hosted throughout the year.

Exhibit room at the MHHNA with framed art on the walls, a fire place, and a table.

The Huntsmen's Room

In 1997, the Museum dedicated a room to honor all huntsmen for their immense contributions to the sport, from its earliest days to the present.​

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Your support allows us to share the museum's collection with the public and hundreds of visitors from around the globe who visit each year.

Latest News

Sandra Forbush Exhibition Article in Middleburg Life

Middleburg Life Beginning July 20, The Museum of Hounds & Hunting North America will exhibit a collection of paintings by the acclaimed artist and former ...
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Museum Expansion Article in Middleburg Life

Middleburg Life Originally founded on May 24, 1985, at Morven Park in Leesburg, the Museum of Hounds & Hunting North America is adding a second ...
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Museum of Hounds and Hunting Expands to Middleburg, Showcases More Artifacts

The Museum of Hounds and Hunting North America last week celebrated a big step in the organization’s growth with a ribbon cutting at its newest ...
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The Museum of Hounds & Hunting, NA now has two locations! The original Morven Park Davis Mansion and the new Historic District of Middleburg location. View information on both locations.