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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, VA 23505
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Ranked #8 of 23 Attractions in Norfolk
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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.
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Norfolk, Virginia
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170 reviews 170 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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39 attraction reviews
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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 via mobile

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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21 helpful votes 21 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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