|Address:||7637 N Shore Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505, USA|
|Working:||Closed 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM|
Amanda Page Stephens
This is one of Norfolks finest secrets. Located on the water, a wetlands project, garden and an art museum that show cases a very historic collection plus a rotating emerging artist gallery. There are also 6 local artist in residency in their Studio Artist Program and a the Visual Arts School which provides the community with numerous classes ranging from traditional art making to weaving to up-cycled mixed media. Then there are the exquisite grounds that illustrate numerous gardens full of heirloom plants. The events held on the property range from oyster roasts to outdoor films to sunset parties with live music and the all hallows eve childrens extravaganza. The location is also available to host weddings, parties and fundraisers.
My boyfriend surprised me by taking me and our puppy to the Hermitage right before sunset. This was my first visit and because we had the puppy we couldnt go inside. However, they do have posts with puppy clean-up bags which I found very friendly. I thought it was so beautiful. You can see oyster environment preservation balls from the paths. And there is little information plaques about the different things on the property. It is in a quiet, secluded area, but the shipyard in the background would set a formal tone off. The grounds are clean and beautiful even after this snowfall.
The Hermitage is a gem. The grounds are beautiful and large enough for a stroll. Sunsets offer a waterfront show nightly. The museum brings in quality exhibits and promotes creativity with their craft nights and art school. Event parking is street side and thats a drag (for visitors and neighbors alike).
This is most likely one of the most overlooked gems of the region. The Hermitage Museum is beautifully situated on the Elizabeth River. Acres of gardens, woods, and coastal environments while the house contains a deep and eclectic fine art collection. A great place to take out of town guests.
Host of Burning Man Nights, an outdoor music and arts experience for the summer of 2017, showcasing local artists, supporting the local arts and talents, as well as displaying old historical items and architecture. Great place to bring family and friends. Pleasant sunsets and views.
Unique museum and gardens on a Peninsula. Very hidden... First I heard of it... So had to see it Good for hour or two... Very informative and original.. A donation to the people of Norfolk from a citizen... Way cool... Check it out.... What a cool gift...
Victoria was my tour guide and did an excellent job explaining all of the hand carved wood, Southeast Asian art, and explaining the family mansion. I loved the touring the Mansion as well as walking the grounds and seeing the Burning Man traveling exhibit.
Beautiful grounds and very interesting house. We were lucky to hit upon free admission day. I might not have been so ready to pay full admission now that I know that the inside is really limited. But it is very interesting.
Ive visited this quaint little morsel of hidden history in Norfolk, since I was in high school. Im still impressed with their gardens, grounds and of course the art on display. The hermitage building itself is a work of art.
We first came to this place for the summer music series on the river and fell in love. Its such a great place all on its own and then add in the fact it is a museum and has art. Beautiful location and great staff :)
A Private User
Went for the halloween event and expected alot more the kids got like 2 pieces of candy and they expect donations really?? everyone was just walking in and out not planning on going again just a waste of time
Audra & Eric Vance
The night exhibits for the art of the burning man are amazing! It is entirely possible to spend 3 hours touring the grounds and museum. So glad we found this place tucked away!
Lovely Home on the Water, Beautiful Gardens, occasional exhibit on the grounds, bring a picnic, share the history (6/17-10/17 see burning man exhibit.. FASCINATING!)
The grounds and gardens are very nice with interesting. If in area recommend a visit. The inside museum ia not worth it. I am gkad i did not have to pay thw fee
Awesome historical artwork and artifacts mixed with contemporary rotating exhibits. Great water location which is perfect for their Thursday night concerts.
One of the most beautiful places to visit if not for the museum then for the grounds themselves. Very well maintained and full of beauty around every turn.
Beautiful grounds and gardens to explore. A unique and interesting home architecturally and historically. The art collection is fascinating as well.
Beautiful setting for a relaxed day with walking paths throughout the gardens along the river. Georgous landscapes and art scenes around the property.
A Private User
Totally enjoyed this museum with all of its eclectic historical items along with the beautiful gardens surrounding this wonderful museum.
Miss T Humphrey
Very beautiful place to visit. The grounds are nice. Burning Man Installations [not permanently part of museum] were intriguing.
Wonderful place to visit! Gardens and house are beautiful. So much art and history that beautifully complements each other.
It was fun exploring the grounds at night. I especially loved the shoe house. The exhibits are very clever and inspiring.
The museum its a gem, a friend got married at this location the staff is top notch and the sunset views are amazing...
Gorgeous museum made out of a turn of the century mansion... Great Waterfront view & intimate rose garden
So much Fun! Thursdays, Music on the River. Family, dog friendly, drinks, food, music, picnic style fun.
Beautiful location hidden in a quiet area! Id driven past it for years but was glad I finally stopped in!
A Private User
This is worth being free if there was a price i wouldnt go because its pretty but not very entertaining
Hidden gem in Norfolk, beautiful home and grounds, fun and interesting events. Great place to visit.
Mark L. Pomory Sr
Beautiful grounds and buildings--although it is an art museum--the whole house is one!
Garden is nice but small. Cost for entrance is a bit to high to the actual museum.
A neat collection of random pieces of art. A bit expensive but free for military.
Beautiful spot in the middle of the city. We love going and walking the grounds.
Always a cute place to visit and take pictures. The art work is really cool.
Took my son here for a field trip, great place beautiful scenery.
Always learning something new about art, love this place.
Most beautiful historic home and gardens Ive ever seen!
Beautiful gardens and water views. Great wedding staff.
The home, furniture, and view are worth going for.
Viewed Burning Man art installations at the museum.
Beautiful gardens and art displays from Burning man
Absolutely beautiful. Wedding there was beautiful.
Kids went for school, very well run program.
Beautiful exhibit, went to Burning Man ,
Amazingly beautiful place. Must visit.
Great views and peaceful surroundings
It is a place of history and beauty.
It was amazing and new experience.
A hidden jewel, a must visit.!!
A beautiful place to visit.
Real neat historic sites
Beautiful wedding here!
Very beautiful museum!
Great place for events.
William R. Cline, II