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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
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 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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Always a lovely experience at this hidden gem

I have been here many times and really enjoy strolling the lawn or touring the historic home. They also have some great special events periodically.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Norfolk Virginia USA
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Norfolk Virginia USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here many times and really enjoy strolling the lawn or touring the historic home. They also have some great special events periodically.

Thank Twowilliams
Friendswood, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The house/Museum wasn't open but we wandered around the grounds and saw the Stick sculpture being installed. The collection of millstones used in the gardens and grounds were interesting.

Thank Fireauntx
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a wedding venue, day at the park or just a beautiful garden view for a picnic, then the Hermitage will not disappoint!

Thank Tonyfarach
Norfolk, Virginia
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tudor style house with mainly arts and crafts furniture and lots of interesting art work from many areas of the world.

Thank rustyroohoo
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last month I attended a GORGOUS wedding here and all I can say is WOW! What a spot! I truly remain in awe of the beauty there! Everyone should visit!

Thank Silvia S
Landisville, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum contains the personal art collection of Florence Sloane housed in her former home. She had a variety of interests as evidenced by the unique pieces. Unfortunately there are numerous gaps in signage so visitors aren't always sure what they are viewing. It's still worth a visit. Mrs. Sloane collected old millstones from VA and nearby states. These are... More 

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Salt Lake City
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I am sad to say that our experience in visiting this museum was very disappointing. There were no tours being run as advertised, there were very few rooms open and really not many items on display. We anticipated a lovely garden, but much of it was overgrown to the point of being lost. The setting was peaceful and there was... More 

Thank Shushie
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We walked the entire grounds while enjoying the Art's and crafts . The musical entertainment was very well received. The food trucks were a big hit. The drink sales for the tickets and the drinks were poorly managed with not enough help and needed a line just for water. They ran out of cold water by 11am and mixed drinks.... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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"

Thank Christina O
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 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.

Thank xmasteach

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