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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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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 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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A True Hidden Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Westlake Vilage, Ca.
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Westlake Vilage, Ca.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My wife and I went to the Hermitage to see the Munro light show and were surprised to see that the admission included a tour of the Hermitage home. Event though it's Christmas time, the light show is certainly not a collection of Christmas lights. His work of approximately a dozen "pieces" should be considered sculptures in light. At least... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I took my entire family to the Hermitage in Norfolk last night for the "LIGHT ART SHOW" by Brune Munro. The museum opens at 4PM daily for this event (see their web sight) for this limited time display. However, the Museum - actually the house - is filled with art and fantastic handmade woodworks abound. A real treat right in... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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44 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

This event was visually spectacular. It is amazing to step back and take this all in.The amount of work the volunteers put in to produce this event is incredible. The guitarist were truly wonderful. They performed unique pieces. Touring the Hermitage is always amazing to think we have this beautiful museum with such elaborate collections the Sloan's put together.A true... More 

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vancouver
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60 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

my son and I had a great time visiting this location lots to see and we learnt a great deal, the gardens are a pleasant time just to walk around, just bring lots of water on a hot day

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went with a group of our friends.This was a very interesting museum in Norfolk of the Lafayette River.We had a wonderful tour guide who took us around and told us about the history of this beautiful old house.It was all very interesting to hear about and see.They also have beautiful flower gardens that you can tour on your own.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved touring this facility and learning about the family who lived there. The home is spectacular as well as the grounds. The water view was beautiful.

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North Myrtle Beach, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding. It was very peaceful and quiet. Such a lovely setting next to the water. The gardens were the perfect spot for our neice to get married. I loved the cobblestone walks. Since It was an evening wedding, we were traveling from South Carolina that day. I'm sorry that we didn't get there... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a must-see attraction if you enjoy visiting historic homes and properties. The fascinating docent-led tour includes stories of family, art and architecture. The gardens are beautiful and the house itself is built on the lovely waterfront. All told, it is a very satisfying experience.

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