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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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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

The Hermitage Museum & Gardens, formerly home to the Sloane family...

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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Hidden Gem

We had heard of the Hermitage, but had never considered visiting until we found a coupon in this years Entertainment Book. We were very happy with our visit. The museum holds a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard of the Hermitage, but had never considered visiting until we found a coupon in this years Entertainment Book. We were very happy with our visit. The museum holds a wonderful collection of art and the grounds are beautiful. However, it is the house itself which steals the show; the woodwork and attention to detail is absolutely amazing.... More 

Thank FB40
Norfolk, Virginia
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16 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Period furniture inside is wonderful, as are the gardens. Great place to visit, but, truthfully, I'd rather live there. Have visited there for some entertainment, i.e., Mark Twain Presentation/Program (Excellent), and for a couple weddings, one of which was held outside, the other inside.

Thank Archiewhitehill
Norfolk, Virginia
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This lovely home formerly owned by a 19th century sea captain, I think, is so interesting. Upstairs the exhibit changes. Downstairs is just a really nice Eastern-European royalty-style home with great art and superb woodwork. The docents are knowledgeable. The grounds are beautiful on the river. I really enjoy taking out-of-town visitors to this charming museum.

Thank SweetBetsy
Alexandria, Virginia
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hermitage house is extremely interesting in it's own right. Be sure to take a guided tour. Plus they have art installations among the rooms. When we weret there it was a sensational contrast of the historic home and art collection punctuated with modern art installations. The site along the water is nice. We visited at the beginning of July and... More 

Thank arbuclo
Suffolk, Virginia
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

1 Thank producers63
Norfolk, Virginia
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73 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Rochelle757
Midlothian, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Mcguirejazz
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4 reviews
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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Long Island, New York
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Sheila F
Kendall Park, New Jersey
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240 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 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.

1 Thank Alan B

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