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Hermitage Museum and Gardens

7637 N Shore Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505-1730
+1 757-423-2052
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Catch the Burning Man Exhibit before it leaves the area!

This place is totally awesome! In 1908 the Slone family built this beautiful house for their summer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia B
Yorktown, Virginia
Wonderful venue

Beautiful inside and out. I got married in the garden and had my reception inside over thirty years... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Doris Y
via mobile
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“burning man” (4 reviews)
“house tour” (3 reviews)
“water view” (3 reviews)
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7637 N Shore Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505-1730
+1 757-423-2052
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Patricia B
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
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I came here specifically to see the Burning Man exhibit. It was great. I loved seeing the artwork from Burning Man. Most of these pieces are outside, and some of them are best seen at night because light is an element in the display. Loved...More

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We were here for the Burning Man night exhibit. It was fantastic! The curator did a great job integrating the Burning Man sculptures/art with the setting of the Hermitage. Wonderful experience!

Thank zi_klop
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A wonderful set of gardens centered around a museum make this a great place for sunsets in the summer...live music, beer, food trucks, etc. Members get invited to a great Christmas Party...truly a hidden gem on the Lafayette River near NIT and Norfolk Yacht and...More

Thank Tabb P
Reviewed 2 July 2017 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.

Thank DaliaLundie73
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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 23 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
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Cristina M
12 August 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
2 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.
9 May 2017|
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