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. The Hermitage features a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,000 years, contemporary exhibition galleries, a Visual Arts Studio, and 12 acres of gardens and grounds that offer art and culture to the community, as envisioned by the Sloanes.

The Hermitage is proud to be a part of the prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations program. Smithsonian Affiliations was created to share the Smithsonian's collections, exhibitions, scholarship, and programming beyond its own museums, in order to broaden public knowledge of science, history, world culture, and the arts. The Hermitage is the only museum in the Tidewater region to be accepted into the program. There are more than 180 Smithsonian Affiliates in more than 40 states, Puerto Rico, and Panama.

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.

*The museum will be closed for the full weekend of Nov. 7-8 for private events.

Closed for the following holidays:
Veterans Day (Nov. 11)
Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25-26)
Christmas/New Years (Dec. 23 - Jan. 2)


Special Exhibit Admission through Dec. 7
Adults, $11
Active Duty + Children 5-12, $5.50
Members + Children under 5, FREE

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.
*Pricing may adjust during special exhibitions.

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

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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