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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, VA 23505
757-423-2052
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Ranked #10 of 27 attractions in Norfolk
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Mahnattan48
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this little gem of a museum. It was like stepping into a specific time and place in the life of upper class Americans who had very interesting taste. Many asian pieces of art and artifacts and a charming collection of Japanese prints by Hiroshege called Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido. There are gardens but we did not... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Hermitage Museum and Gardens is a not-to-be-missed spot in the Norfolk, VA area. It's in a lovely spot, a little off the beaten path, but very accessible from Hampton Boulevard. I arrived on a sunny morning just in time for an 11 am tour, which was so worth it. Skylar, our guide, gave us a knowledgeable insight into the... More

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St. John
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I cannot rate the museum as I was here participating in a wedding held in the lovely gardens. And I can heartily recommend it for such a purpose. The setting by the water, with the charming estate house and gardens is perfect for a wedding. Time is well spent wandering the immaculately tended grounds.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Hermitage and gardens situated by the water is a place for me to relax and contemplate the art and the family that collected it

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Kittanning, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went inside the house for a tour. The inside was a small fee and the outside ground is free to see. I recommend taking a guided tour, the staff is well informed and brings the history to life. The woodwork here is amazing! After the house tour we enjoyed the outside grounds and beautiful gardens. We was unable to... More

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Washington, DC
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were here for an outside wedding and did not tour the inside of the house, but the grounds are lovely. I would return for a longer visit.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The hermitage is a boutique museum located on acres of waterfront and parkland. Extremely diverse collection and helpful staff. Fantastic educational opportunities for adults and children. Environmentally conscious usage of watershed and park land. Pet friendly and a perfect place to relax, have a picnic and read a good book. An absolutely ideal locale for an outdoor wedding.

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Herndon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I didn't go into the museum because I was traveling with my little dog. The property contains walking path covered with hay. A portion of the walk is along the river, beautiful view. There is a little rose garden with a small fountain in front of the museum. We spent about an hour there with visiting the museum. The property... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

a lovely place to walk around and sit along the Lafeyette River. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The museum is worth the visit. A Wonderful way to spend the day. During the summer they have bands that play on the lawn.What a way to spend the afternoon.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Fascinating architecture, carving, gardens, and museum-quality art in a former estate on the water. Much variety for a wide variety of guests. Attendance fee less than $10. per person, and less than $5. with AAA card. Fascinating! In an old neighborhood but easy to get to (get a map).

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