Known for its rich history, boutique shops and world-renowned equestrian scene, the iconic town of Middleburg will share its story with the Washington, D.C. region on Aug 3 when Fox 5 DC visits to broadcast live from the town’s historic streetscape.
Middleburg’s brick-lined streets are filled with locally owned gems that range from antique and clothing stores to iconic buildings like Red Fox Inn & Tavern where President John F. Kennedy once held a press conference, it’s a place where residents’ passion and pride for their town is evident and it’s a place visitors return for more as it reminds them of a simpler time.
Come out and join in the “Zip Trip” fun on Friday morning! If you live outside the area, here are some of the must-visit stops to enjoy in this beautiful destination during your trip. Start planning your visit today and use #LoveLoudoun to share your experiences when you arrive!
Aldie Mill is Virginia’s only known, surviving grist mill powered by twin waterwheels. Built in 1807, the mill ground for markets along the East Coast. President James Monroe was an early customer and the mill provided grain for soldiers and their horses during the Civil War. Union Soldiers also hid in the wheat bins trying to escape from Confederate partisan John Singleton Mosby. Today, stop by on weekends for tours and mill demonstrations.
Mt Defiance Cidery & Distillery
Mount Defiance offers traditional farmhouse blends of dry cider but also a full spectrum of infused and co-fermented ciders ranging from honey to blueberries to five pepper cider. Visit the original location in the heart of Middleburg or the gorgeous new barn on Route 50 at the entrance to the town.
Getting ready to celebrate its five-year anniversary in August, this 340-acre property offers a variety of experiences for guests and visitors alike. Enjoy everything from ziplining and horseback riding, to hiking trails and exceptional dining experiences. The 168-acre resort is a luxurious oasis just an hour from the nation’s capital.
National Sporting Library and Museum
The National Sporting Library & Museum is home to the nation’s largest public collection of art and books dedicated to equestrian, angling and field sports. They have traditional and contemporary works of art and the oldest book in the collection dates back to 1523! Dedicated to the equestrian scene, it’s no surprise the museum’s main fundraiser is the Polo Classic on Sept. 9. Experience the thrill of the game and enjoy offerings from Greenhill Winery & Vineyards. If you love what you sip and savor, be sure to stop at the Middleburg-based winery to pick up a bottle!
Boxwood was one of the earliest horse farms in Middleburg. Originally settled in the 18th century and former home to General Billy Mitchell, it now houses an architecturally stunning winery tasting room and vineyard. This modern marvel is where old-world winemaking traditions are blended with state-of-the-art techniques to create premium wines.