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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

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Magical spot

This historic house museum is a magical spot, hidden away on the edge of an inlet. An Arts and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine O
Lovely Gardens Even in Winter

I've been to this site in the past, but didn't have a chance to wander in the garden. In December a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chesapeake, Virginia
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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...more
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7637 N Shore Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505-1730
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All reviews beautiful hand carved warmer months arts and crafts gardens are beautiful pieces of art asian art on display couple of hours worth a visit great place to visit hampton roads self guided tour heritage sloan lafayette river carver
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic house museum is a magical spot, hidden away on the edge of an inlet. An Arts and Crafts home donated to the community by art patron and organizer Florence Sloane, the home features lavish gardens, a spectacular waterside view, and collections of Asian...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christine O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is fairly small, with a limited collection. There are very few items that allow you to better understand the way the founders lived (other than the charming butler's pantry). The grounds are large, but didn't offer much to see in January.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to this site in the past, but didn't have a chance to wander in the garden. In December a friend from out of town and I were exploring the area and decided to check it out. She's from the desert, so she really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Hermitage is a former private home to a couple with plenty of money and an abundance of good taste. Located on a large waterfront lot, the Hermitage is justifiably proud of its furnishings, woodwork, carpets, artwork and tapestries. You will not find the Hermitage...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Would be a 5 if the grounds were better maintained. They tell me that next year will have more $ for grounds and gardens maintenance! But it’s a wonderful experience in a quiet setting. Good indoor programs and presentations of the arts and some tech...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ray H
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Nothing overwhelming, just a really nice setting and historic house. Doesn't take more than an hour to see it all, rounds out "sights to see" list in Norfolk with something classy...

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

What a great summer of art making and play - burning man art in hampton roads - nights of music fire and fun

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

I attend the music concerts & they are so enlightening & safe & so full of foods & activities for the the children.It is a wonderful visit for kids & parents.The Museum & Gardens are just as beautiful.It is worth the visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Each birthday, I do something new in Hampton Roads - this year it was The Hermitage House. Went on a random Saturday in June - walked right in, found they have a military appreciation program (very nice!) and learned about their phone app tour. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Debrolex
Reviewed June 25, 2018

If you want a wonderful summer experience try Sunsets on the River at the Hermitage Museum. Craft beer,wine,food trucks and a spectacular location to listed to live music as the sun sets over river.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank David A
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christina b
July 31, 2018|
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Response from LadyoftheWoods | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The outdoor part is great, and the inside is just like a regular museum.
Cheryl S
October 4, 2017|
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Response from DirTrans | Reviewed this property |
Yes many on Hampton Blvd and those downtown are not that far away.
Cristina M
August 12, 2017|
Response from Kenneth P | Reviewed this property |
The website should give those details. Basically, you pay to go into the building - both downstairs and up. The grounds are for you to enjoy except during times like the Munro Exhibit(Lights). If there is no set-up for... More