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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

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Address: 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone Number: 757-423-2052
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Hermitage Museum & Gardens, formerly home to the Sloane family, is an...
The Hermitage Museum & Gardens, formerly home to the Sloane family, is an early 20th century Arts-and-Crafts estate located on the shore of the Lafayette River in Norfolk, Virginia. Featuring a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,000 years, the Hermitage is home to the arts. Contemporary exhibition galleries, a Visual Arts Studio, working artist studios, and 12 acres of gardens and grounds offer art and culture to the community, as envisioned by the Sloanes.
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Beautiful House, Peaceful Woods

I went hear on a Saturday and it was quite peaceful. The exhibits within the house were well laid out and very interesting. Even though a couple exhibits and rooms were being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Rochelle757
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Suffolk, Virginia
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lots of good old stuff to see here. Mostly interested to see the gardens but very disappointed in the up keep. Everything needed care, trimmed , watered and the weeds were out of control. View across the water is mostly shipyard. along the shore line was unkeeped, grass and weeds.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I went hear on a Saturday and it was quite peaceful. The exhibits within the house were well laid out and very interesting. Even though a couple exhibits and rooms were being changed out while I visited, that didn't take away from the experience. There is a fee to visit the house and exhibits within it of $5.50 but it... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I did not go to the Hermitage on this trip but it used to be a favorite place. Wonderful grounds and the inside of the house is facinating.

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Lovely setting. Wedding held on grounds and then held reception. Started at 6:00. Once the sun went down, it was quite cold.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This small, but interesting museum is in an old house. The gardens are near a river. There were exhibits that included art, origami, old silver trays, a pipe organ, old furniture, etc. Outdoors we saw birds and gardens. We were six people of all ages, and everyone found something to like.

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were nearby for the tour of the naval base and just missed a tour so we came here to bide the time. It's very peaceful with the waves lapping the shore by the gardens. It's not in season yet but I'm sure the gardens are lovely when they're in bloom.

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Great Bridge, Virginia, United States
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70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a very beautiful old home located in the back of a very nice neighborhood in the Larchmont section of Norfolk not too far from Naval Station Norfolk. The home dates from the early 1900s and once housed a wealthy family. The lady of the house was a big patron of the arts and collected a lot of art... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This museum is very skewed toward occult religious items (Buddhist, etc.). However, the advertising does not reflect this. The grounds outside the museum make for a lovely walk, though.

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Westlake Vilage, Ca.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

What a find!! We were too late for the concert, and in searching for something to fill the afternoon within a short distance of ODU, saw a small sign for this museum. The spacious grounds alone are beautiful, right on the river. Once inside the old home, you are are drawn to its unque woodcarved doors, ornate English windows and... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I had a beautiful Christmas time visit with a neighbor. Such a gorgeous warm evening to walk around and take in the grounds. Bruce Munro's light show was spectacular. I have seen many light art displays while I surf the internet, they seem to be popular in Europe. I was so surprised to see one offered in Norfolk! When the... More 

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