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 Hours

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

Closed for the following holidays:
MLK Day (Jan. 19)
Private Event (Feb. 24)
Memorial Day (May 25)
Labor Day (Sep. 7)
Veterans Day (Nov. 11)
Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25-26)
Christmas/New Years (Dec. 23 - Jan. 2)


Daytime Museum Admission
, $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.
*Special exhibitions may require additional admission. 

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