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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

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Address: 7637 N Shore Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505-1730
Phone Number: 757-423-2052
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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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art in a neo revival tudor place

somewhat odd collection of art displayed in a building that locals call historical but I would call it neo-something copied from different English styles. Sorry, but for Europeans... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Christina O
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

somewhat odd collection of art displayed in a building that locals call historical but I would call it neo-something copied from different English styles. Sorry, but for Europeans this place is more of an oddity than a novelty. I like the way that nature is combined in the outdoor with preservation and an aim to "save the bay"

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a wedding here, what a beautiful setting! View of the river and lush landscaping made the perfect setting. I have attended many weddings but none in such a beautiful setting.

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Thank xmasteach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the afternoon (July 26th) at the Hermitage taking in all the history of this Sloane family creation, enlisting British (Woodsen) and Swedish (Rydinsvaard) artistic craftsmen and carvers. The Docent of out 2PM tour was extremely knowledgeable and available for questions during and after our tour, The inticrately carved Rydingsvaard cabinets in the dining room, doorframe and outside carved... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Learn lots to what was going on with the arts in this time period. Great little treasure. The gardens are a treat to walk thru.

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Thank Scott B
Fleming Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Reminded me very much of the Sleeper house in Gloucester, MA built around the same time with the same attention to detail and quality. Did not realize that the Sloans were instrumental of founding the Chrysler Museum which we had visited the previous day. Mr. Sloan was the Chairman of the Board and Mrs.was the first unpaid Curator. Although small... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Lyndsey my tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful with other attractions in the area. The view is spectacular and serene with a large Asian collection. Worth a visit. Be prepared to discover this gem in a lovely residential neighborhood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We actually stumbled on this driving around Norfolk before our flight back home. It's in a residential neighborhood not too far from downtown. The guided house tour takes about 45 minutes and you can double back to explore. Definitely take time to walk the grounds. They have weddings here too which would be a gorgeous setting.

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Ridgewood, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The Museum is in the center of Norfolk right on the water is a quiet neighborhood. The main building is now a museum which houses the collection of its owners. An expert guided tour was available and told about the numerous renovation as well as the secret panels in the woodwork. The rooms are large and spacious and indeed reflect... More 

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Maumee, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We enjoy the grounds and the museum tours. Landscaping is beautiful; the site is restful. We found the interior to be fascinating and worthy of investigating all the rooms.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a beautiful area with a park-like setting and gorgeous gardens. Best of all it is right on the water. There is a wonderful old mansion with art treasures to visit and many activities during the year. You will be glad you came!

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