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

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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I only go during the holiday sbut I find it to be great and welcoming you feel a sense of belonging and that my friends and colleagues the beat part of the evevning

Review collected in partnership with Wyndham Hotel and Resorts

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jackiefaith
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I only go during the holiday sbut I find it to be great and welcoming you feel a sense of belonging and that my friends and colleagues the beat part of the evevning

Review collected in partnership with Wyndham Hotel and Resorts

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing Museum that is a little hard to find but definitely worth it. This was the home of the Sloan family and is full of a lifetime of treasures. It is full of various collections of paintings, Russian antiquities and so much more, not in huge quantities but enough to be in awe. We are looking forward... More 

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Thank Kenneth J
Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

It's hard to picture how one person, especially a lady back in early 20th century, could gather so many paintings, sculptures, furniture and other artifacts and turned an ordinary house into a constant wonder. Every room of the house, every corner you turned, or every inch of the ceilings and windows, is a presentation of her taste in art and... More 

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Thank Meadbakes
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 November 11, 2015

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 

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Thank FB40
Norfolk, Virginia
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21 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

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.

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Thank Archiewhitehill
Norfolk, Virginia
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56 reviews
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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.

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Thank SweetBetsy
Alexandria, Virginia
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27 reviews
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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 

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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.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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77 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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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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