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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

7637 N Shore Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505-1730
+1 757-423-2052
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Grounds are breathtaking. Couldn't believe I have overlooked this place for so long. It's a great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Norfolk, Virginia
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The Hermitage is a couple of hours well spend. It tells the tale of a wealthy family in the early... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul S
Suffolk, 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 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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7637 N Shore Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505-1730
+1 757-423-2052
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grounds are breathtaking. Couldn't believe I have overlooked this place for so long. It's a great place for adults and children to enjoy.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hermitage is a couple of hours well spend. It tells the tale of a wealthy family in the early 20th century and in particular the wife's collection of art and artifacts from around the world. The home and the grounds are the real attraction.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We only had time to visit the Hermitage Gardens as we had to get back to DC and were glad we stopped by. There were five large and interesting outdoor sculptures in the gardens that were quite unlike anything I had seen before. There is...More

Thank Roshnibegum
Reviewed 23 May 2017

What a beautiful place for weddings. Has stunning water view and gardens. Could be very hot in summer.

Thank santaclaushusband
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were here for a wedding the water view was breathtaking. The gardens were very romantic and cozy for a wedding, I would go back here to visit just to do a tour.

Thank Rita G
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Gardens are free and beyond awesome! Museum entry will cost you. We spent a couple of hours here and did nothing but walk the grounds and take pictures. We are taking our son and his girlfriend back today. Don't miss this freebie!

Thank momtomitchell
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Never knew this was here. A really lovely museum on the water in Norfolk. The tour was great. I hear they have concerts on the lawn in the summer that sounds nice. I found myself really admiring the woman who collected all of this art....More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Plan to arrive early in the day to fully appreciate the grounds and the museum on the Hermitage grounds. The antique collections show eclectic tastes.

Thank Madeline103119148
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The Hermitage is one of my favorite places in Norfolk. The it's a museum, old home, and historical gardens all in one. You can pay to tour the inside or just walk around the gorgeous gardens for free! Even on a warm day, there is...More

Thank BTA88
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A real treasure right here in Norfolk! Visiting this unspoiled landmark allows you to go back in time and see how it was to live in luxury in a previous age. Everything is original or close to it, and it stirs the imagination of how...More

Thank sentarian
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1 July 2017|
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Response from BTA88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Parking in the middle of the gardens. For some of their events parking fills quickly but most day visits there is plenty of parking.
8 May 2017|
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Response from SicilyNancy | Reviewed this property |
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16 April 2016|
Response from Jennifer M | Property representative |
$12 for adults, $8 for children 5-12 and free for members, active duty and children under 5.