Visitor Info


The Hermitage Museum and Gardens preserves the distinct beauty of its natural environment; conserves and shares its multi-cultural collection; promotes and educates to inspire an appreciation for art and nature; and cultivates a spirit of stewardship while paying tribute to its rich legacy.

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.

Hermitage Museum & Gardens
7637 North Shore Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

Phone: 757-423-2052 x0
Fax: 757-423-2410

Museum and Grounds Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*House Tours at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
*House Tour at 2:00 p.m.

Please note that museum hours will change during
special exhibitions and will be updated accordingly.

Closed Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Gates locked promptly at 5:00 p.m. daily


Adults, $5.50
College Students (with ID), $3.30
Ages 6-18, $2.20

Free for Museum Members (link), Active Duty Military Service Personnel, and Children under 6.
Admission includes access to Current Gallery Exhibitions.

Group Tours

For parties of 10 or more people and are by reservation only: Call or email Lil Acosta at or 757.423.2052 x 211.

Photography Policies Overview

The Hermitage Gardens and Grounds are a wonderful place to have your wedding, bridal, graduation and family photographs taken. In order to accommodate everyone and provide the best experience possible, all photography sessions require a reservation and must be scheduled through the Weddings & Events Coordinator at 757.423.2052 x211. Based on availability, photography sessions on the grounds are permitted during business hours for a fee of $50 per hour and after hours for $150 per hour.
Detailed Photography Policies and Fees

business consortium for arts support       norfolk arts commission


Museum and Specialty Tours


History of the Sloane Family and Hermitage

Staff & Board of Trustees

Hermitage Staff and Board Listing

Annual Report

Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2012-13