Horses. Hounds. History.
From the mid 1700s, Middleburg has attracted residents and welcomed visitors seeking equestrian sports and Impressive Acreage. Located one hour's outside the city, it¹s also a weekend retreat for many leisure-seeking Washingtonians. Exceptional estates both new and old surround this charming town.
The Middleburg Historic District includes the 19th-century center of town — listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Red Fox Inn is the oldest building in town. Originally established in 1728, it claims to be the oldest continually operated inn in the U.S. Other landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places are Benton, the Burrland Farm Historic District, Green Pastures, Huntland, Mill House, Gen. William Mitchell House, Much Haddam, Unison Historic District, and Welbourne. Wexford, the iconic John F. Kennedy family estate is just west of Middleburg. The property was custom designed and built by President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy as a family retreat in 1963.
In the early 1900s, Middleburg began welcoming visitors who participated in foxhunting and steeple chasing. The village soon earned a reputation as the "Nation's Horse and Hunt Capital", attracting prominent visitors from across the U.S. Middleburg is the home of the 15,000-square-foot National Sporting Library research center for horse and field sports, which publishes Thoroughbred Heritage on the Internet.
The area surrounding Middleburg is also home to a number of vineyards including Boxwood, owned by the family of former Washington Redskins owner, Jack Kent Cooke, who planted the original vines.