Tours

Plan your Hermitage tour today! We offer several options for individuals and various age groups. If planning a group tour, please schedule it at least two weeks in advance to ensure a docent is available. Led by our knowledgeable docent staff, you are sure to enjoy the time you spend discovering all that the Hermitage has to offer!

General Admission Tours

Museum Tours

Guided tours of the Museum and Sloane Collection are conducted daily. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and include fifteen galleries on the first floor filled with the Sloane family art collection, furniture, and history.

Museum Tour Schedule
Friday through Tuesday at 11am & 2pm
FREE with admission

 

Self-Guided Tours

Visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour at any time during the day.

The second floor of the Museum contains four self-guided galleries. Two permanent galleries house part of the Sloane collection. The Florence K. Sloane Painting Gallery contains an impressive collection of paintings by contemporary American masters, featuring work by a variety of significant 20th century artists, including Helen Turner, Sir Edward Poynter, and Nicholai Fechin. The West Gallery exhibit emphasizes Mrs. Sloane’s exceptional taste in all areas of fine and decorative art – not just paintings. This space is anchored by a display of bronzes by American sculptor Harriet Whitney Frishmuth.

The two additional Changing Galleries on the second floor host rotating exhibits throughout the year including works by contemporary artists, local arts groups, and pieces in the Sloane Collections that are not on permanent display.

Visitors are invited to utilize our family guides, self-guided brochures that introduce children and adults to the museum by sharing interactive facts and questions. Explore the individual rooms of the house, learn about the artisans who worked here, and uncover Mrs. Sloane's mysteries. Download a PDF of the guide here or pick one up at the front desk.

FREE with admission

Adult Tours

Garden Tours

This walking tour of the grounds will introduce you to our site’s garden history and many varieties of plants that have a home at the Hermitage. May to September by reservation.
$5 Members/ $8 Non-Members
*Pricing may change for special exhibitions

Combo Tours

For the whole Hermitage experience, the combo tour includes both the museum and garden tour as described above.

$14 per person ($16 during special exhibitions)
*Pricing may change for special exhibitions

 

Student and Youth Tours

The Hermitage offers guided group tours of the Museum for children throughout the year.  These guided Museum tours enable children to explore the eclectic Sloane art collection, learn about life in the early 20th century, and discover unique architectural features of the Hermitage.   

Student and Youth Group Museum tours can easily be tailored toward most ages and can be customized to focus on a certain subject matter.  (For example, tours can emphasize topics such as Asian art, architecture, comparing the past and present, etc.)

The tour lasts approximately 30-45 minutes.  The tour is not recommended for children under the age of 5.

Museum Tour, $4 per student
Museum & WET Combo Tour,
$7 per student
*Pricing may change for special exhibitions

Wetlands Enrichment Tours

Wetlands Enrichment Tours, or WET, is a hands-on outdoor
educational program aimed at bringing the Hermitage's living
shoreline restoration to life for area students.
For more information, click here

$4 per student

 

 

 

 

Customized Tours

Contact us today to find out more about customized tours available for your group.

Contact Us

Email or call Lil Acosta, our Weddings, Events and Tours Manager at:
lacosta@thehermitagemuseum.org or at 757-423-2052 x211