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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
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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Lovely grounds

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Midlothian, Virginia
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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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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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New York City, New York
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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.

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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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.

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Great Bridge, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a very beautiful old home located in the back of a very nice neighborhood in the Larchmont section of Norfolk not too far from Naval Station Norfolk. The home dates from the early 1900s and once housed a wealthy family. The lady of the house was a big patron of the arts and collected a lot of art... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This museum is very skewed toward occult religious items (Buddhist, etc.). However, the advertising does not reflect this. The grounds outside the museum make for a lovely walk, though.

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Westlake Vilage, Ca.
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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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Additional Information about Hermitage Museum and Gardens

Address: Address: 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone Number: 757-423-2052
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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