The best way to experience the Hermitage Museum & Gardens is to become a Museum member. Membership allows you to actively take part in all the exhibitions, events and programs the Hermitage offers throughout the year. Your support plays a vital role to the continued existence of the Museum and the twelve acres of Gardens and Grounds.

Hermitage Membership now includes Smithsonian Member benefits!

Basic Membership  Join Now

Admission for 1 adult

Admission for 2 adults and children under 18 years old living in the household

All Hermitage members receive the following benefits:

  • Exclusive member pricing for special exhibitions and events
  • Complimentary admission to the entire Sunsets on the River concert series. voted Best Local Music Series by VEER Magazine (an $84 value)
  • One full year of admission to the museum at exclusive member rate
  • Invitation to our Members Holiday Party
  • Discounts on classes, workshops, programs, and camps at the Visual Arts Studio
  • 10% discount in the Vault Gift Shop
  • 10% discount at our Heirloom Plant Sale
  • Hermitage eNews updates
  • Inclusion on the Hermitage mailing list
  • Complimentary WiFi access on the Hermitage grounds

All Hermitage members also receive the following Smithsonian benefits:

  • Subscription to the Smithsonian Magazine (11 issues) or Air & Space Magazine (6 issues)
  • A personalized Smithsonian Membership card
  • 10% discount at Smithsonian museum stories and select cafes
  • 10% discount on all Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • Complimentary admission to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
  • 10% discount on all IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
  • Travel and tour opportunities with Smithsonian Journeys***
    For a limited time, current Hermitage members can purchase these additional Smithsonian benefits here

Contributing Membership Join Now

Contributing Members are a vital link in the long tradition of philanthropy and personal involvement started by the Sloanes at the Hermitage. Contributors make it possible for the Hermitage to expand its exhibition schedule and educational offerings.

Includes all previous level benefits PLUS

  • Facility and Ground Rental Privileges for an event such as a wedding, anniversary party or birthday*

Includes all previous level benefits PLUS

  • Complimentary use of the Garden for a Professional Portrait Sitting** ($50 value)

Includes all previous level benefits PLUS

  • Facility Use for a meeting accommodating no more than 25 seated individuals***
  • A Private Specialized Tour of the Museum with the Curator of Collections or Garden Tour with the Curator of Gardens*

‘Caprice’ was the name given to the Sloane Family yacht, used as a patrol boat during World War I. Florence Sloane hosted a number of exhibitions at the ‘Seaboard’ Airline Building in downtown Norfolk. The ‘Wainwright’ Building was constructed in 1929 with funds provided by William Sloane and is named after Florence Sloane’s mother.

*To learn more about higher level benefits contact Julie Morgan, Membership & Development Manager at or 757-423-2052 x205

NOTE: All facility rentals, tours, and photography sessions must be scheduled through the Development Office.
*Additional rental fees apply.
**Must occur during museum hours.
***Restrictions apply. Call for details.
++Benefit replaces that of the previous level (applies to guest passes, gift memberships, and rental fee waivers).