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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
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

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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Lots to see of a private collection

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Scott B
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Fleming Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

Ridgewood, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Merry Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Reservations were made for a large group of garden club members. Lill was wonderful setting up our tour when we called & Yolima did a fabulous job with explaining and showing us the gardens. It was obvious how much she cares about the Hermitage Museum Garden & all the hard work/time she dedicates to making it all come together. Her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I've lived in Hampton Rds. my entire life. I have never been to Hermitage until today. They were having a spring plant sale, so we thought we would check it out. What a wonderful place. Because of the plant sale, we could walk through the museum at no charge. What a collection of artifacts and the interior of the building... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Every time that I am in the Norfolk area, I seem to find something new and exceptional. This was my first visit to the Hermitage Museum and Gardens and I walked away with views, mental images, and a sense of history that will remain with me for a long, long time. although there is a charge for admission, it is... More 

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