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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

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A Hidden Treasure

The Hermitage is a former private home to a couple with plenty of money and an abundance of good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Love this place: Sit on the grounds facing the water views but needs grounds work.

Would be a 5 if the grounds were better maintained. They tell me that next year will have more... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Ray H
Williamsburg, 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
+1 757-423-2052
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All reviews beautiful hand carved warmer months wealthy family water view arts and crafts gardens are beautiful pieces of art on display worth a visit couple of hours great place to visit heritage sloan lafayette wedding river architecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

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...

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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

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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.

Thank lenidavis64
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

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.

Thank David A
Reviewed June 20, 2018

The Hermitage is a great little museum with surrounding gardens. The collection is small but very interesting, consisting mostly of antiquities from a variety of cultures. The house itself is an architectural work of art. There is a rotating collection upstairs that keeps everything fresh....More

Thank LadyoftheWoods
Reviewed June 1, 2018

We had only one day in Norfolk and the Hermitage was at the top of my list. Our flight ended up being changed last minute so we got in too late to go inside, but the grounds were gorgeous. We spent a couple of hours...More

Thank Megan W
Reviewed April 30, 2018

So sorry--but this is a case of more money than taste, if there ever was one. Mr. Sloane was off making a Gilded Age fortune, while leaving Mrs. Sloane to her own devices. Incoherent, pretentious house, added onto at will, and oh, so dark and...More

Thank mrsagf
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christina b
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Debrolex | Reviewed this property |
I agree with BillF above - it depends on the kids ages and interests. My cousin's teenage home schooled kids would be fascinated - hauling out sketch pads and cameras and making comments about the photography display - the... More
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