We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful little treasure”

Hermitage Museum and Gardens
Ranked #13 of 76 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Lots of good things to see and wonderful events to experience. From art, to music to horticulture, Hermitage has it all.

Thank thejourneycontinues
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (106)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"burning man"
in 5 reviews
"bruce munro"
in 2 reviews
"wealthy family"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful events"
in 2 reviews
"native plants"
in 3 reviews
"best kept secret"
in 3 reviews
"water view"
in 2 reviews
"unique pieces"
in 2 reviews
"wedding venue"
in 2 reviews
"arts and crafts"
in 2 reviews
"asian art"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 4 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"food trucks"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 3 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"sloane"
in 11 reviews
Filter

99 - 103 of 106 reviews

Reviewed July 9, 2012

Beautiful setting on Lafayette River with roses, wetland gardens and great art inside. Art Programs also available.

Thank Fleet D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 24, 2012

We love the varied gardens and grounds here; they make for a beautiful few hours of walking, photography, and relaxing. And it's free!

Thank KerrySK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 27, 2012

This lovely, quiet house is home to the private collection of the Sloane family. The collection is a bit eclectic, ranging from Tang Dynasty objects, to Tiffany lamps, to religious icons from Tsar Nicholas II's private collection. There are also contemporary works of American artists, and the house, with its intricately carved wood paneling, is a work of art in itself. There are silver sets, snuff boxes, bronze sculptures, and wooden "kitchen witches". The Arts and Crafts style house was built in 1908, expanded several times, and by 1937 was a 42 room mansion. Mrs. Sloane was an avid collector and patron of the arts, and the collection you see at The Hermitage was 50 years in the making. There are self guided tours, guided tours, and a lovely outdoor garden. Interestingly there is also an emphasis on the creation of oyster reefs and the planting of native grasses along the Lafayette River area of the property. I went with a few friends and we loved it.

Thank getoutofthecave
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Take the tour . It is like being led by a private docent through someone's estate. Beautiful garden, craftwork and location.

Thank teachmath
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Hermitage Museum and Gardens also viewed

 

Been to Hermitage Museum and Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing