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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

7637 N Shore Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505-1730
+1 757-423-2052
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So sorry--beg to differ.

So sorry--but this is a case of more money than taste, if there ever was one. Mr. Sloane was off... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mrsagf
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washington dc
Delightful manor house with exquisite eclectic art and tranquil gardens

Beautiful hand-carved interior throughout the house showcases a wide-ranging collection of arts and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BillF20639
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Lusby, Maryland
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful hand-carved interior throughout the house showcases a wide-ranging collection of arts and crafts from Europe, Asia and the Americas. The idyllic location on the Lafayette River sets off the simple but extensive gardens, which invite the visitor to linger. See the oyster reef balls...More

Thank BillF20639
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time, beautiful grounds and trails. The house itself has been turned into a great collection of art and really captures the life and time of the family. Our tour guide Josh was amazing and was not only knowledgeable but fun too....More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Interesting self-guided tour of an Arts and Crafts mansion with a collection of Asian art and American paintings. The founder was the wife of a Northern industrialist, and the house is something you'd expect to see in the Northeast. Not a knockout collection of art,...More

Thank Zach F
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

I can't believe how involved the Sloane family was in Norfolk. You learn about Asian art and tutor English style. Everything in the house was hand carved by an amazing wood carver. Definitely don't see this type of house often. Gardens were lovely. Taylor was...More

1  Thank pinkgiraffe95
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Was it Tudor, Gothic, Jacobean, Victorian, Early American, Asian, German?.... the list goes on. It was silly. Apparently the NY transplant to VA was pompous - saying that it was in her blood/bones to extend her "fine" exhibitions to the world. lol She collected what...More

Thank mlelyea
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I never went inside, but have stopped by to take photos many times. Very lovely place to take photos and enjoy the gardens.

1  Thank JCW3-V
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit. We went for the Thursday night display and it was excellent. The opportunity to enjoy the light displays in the dark and the ability to go inside some of the exhibits made for a truly super visit. Recommend wearing sturdy comfortable...More

Thank DirTrans
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

This place is totally awesome! In 1908 the Slone family built this beautiful house for their summer home and from there, it grew, to today's 12 acres of beautiful gardens on the outside and the exquisite décor on the inside. At present, there are some...More

2  Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful inside and out. I got married in the garden and had my reception inside over thirty years ago. I've been to the Hermitage for many different events from art shows to evening music events with wine and dancing. Love this venue.

Thank Doris Y
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Cheryl S
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Response from DirTrans | Reviewed this property |
Yes many on Hampton Blvd and those downtown are not that far away.
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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
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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.
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