Historic Sotterley Plantation located in Southern Maryland about 60 miles south of Washington DC

Historic Sotterley, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), public charity organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Homeschool Groups Welcome!

Join Us for Two Home School Days at Sotterley!

Spring Homeschool Day:  "Slavery to Freedom"
March 29, 2017
Designed  for middle school-aged students


Fall Homeschool Day:   "Pollinator Power as part of Tidewater Plantation Life"
September 13, 2017 

  - Perfect for all ages

10 am - 4 pm
Admission: $5 per person. Children under age 5 are free. One Adult per family is free.
Purchase tickets at Visitor Center. No Reservation necessary. Rain or Shine Event.

Spring Homeschool Day: "Slavery to Freedom"
Slavery to Freedom - Visit stations throughout the day and learn about the life of the enslaved at Sotterley during the 1800’sWednesday, March 15, 2017
 10 am - 4 pm
Designed  for middle school-aged students

Visit 4 stations throughout the day and learn about life at Sotterley during the Civil War. Students learn to appreciate what the life of an enslaved family was like who lived and labored at Sotterley Plantation during the Civil War Era by participating in hands-on activities at our original slave quarter and outbuildings.

Station — Slave Cabin — 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Station — Corn Crib and Exhibit — noon & 3:00 pm
Station — Kitchen — 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Station — Plantation House — noon & 3:00  pm

Fall Homeschool Day: "Pollinator Power as part of Tidewater Plantation Life"
Tidewater Plantation Life - Visit stations throughout the day and learn about the lives of children on a Tidewater plantation!Wednesday, September 13, 2017
 10 am - 4 pm
  - Perfect for all ages

Visit 4 stations throughout the day and learn about life at Sotterley during the 1700’s. Appropriate for younger students in Grades 2-6, children are immersed in the daily lives of children on a Plantation using hands-on activities that illustrate work, interactive games, education, behavior, and food using the backdrop of Sotterley Plantation’s outbuildings and gardens. Students compare the lives of these children to their own experiences while learning about the importance of pollinators. Students complete a craft to take home.

Station — Games (Field in front of Manor House; just beyond the portico)  — 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Station — Garden (adjacent to the Manor House)  — noon & 3:00 pm
Station — School House (School house on left when facing Manor House) — 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Station — Spinning Cottage (To the right of the Manor House) — noon & 3:00 pm

While Visiting Historic Sotterley be sure to check out these Self-Guided Activities:

  • Go for a walk on Sotterley’s nature trails!
    (Map available at the Visitor Center)

  • Visit Sotterley’s Colonial Revival Gardens!

  • Birdwatching

  • Have a picnic on the grounds!

  • Visit Sotterley’s Play Area located behind the Visitor Center!

  • Visit the Museum Shop for admissions, gifts, books, toys, snacks, and other items for purchase.

Sotterley is a great place to bring your homeschool group. If you have a group of less than 15 students and parents, homeschoolers can enjoy and learn from all the activities offered on a regular basis for the normal site fees per person.

If you have 15 or more confirmed in your group, you may choose to book one of our education programs. All booking procedures and prices apply.

Make a day of it! Pack a picnic lunch, hike our nature trails, fly a kite, and enjoy! Check out these links to discover all you can do at Historic Sotterley Plantation! 
Field Trips  |  Visit Sotterley Plantation  |  Things to Do at Sotterley



Buy Tickets for Special Events - Historic Sotterley Plantation

Tickets for our special events become available approximately 45 days before the date of the event thru Ticket Derby.





To preserve Sotterley Plantation's historic structures and natural environment and use the powerful stories of our land, lives, and labor to bring American history to life while serving as a cultural resource.  


To foster a better understanding of our world today by providing a living link to America's complex history and legacy of slavery.


  Hours of Operation
Tickets and Admission
Tour Information
  •  Plantation House Guided Tours
  •  Self-Guided Tours
  •  Audio Tours
  •  General Visiting Information
Group/Specialty Tours
Colonial Revival Gardens
Land, Lives and Labor Exhibit
Things to Do
  •  Nature Trails
  •  Bird Watching
  •  Family Fun
  •  Exhibits
  •  Museum Shop
Visitor's Map of Sotterley
Photo Gallery
  Become a Member
The Sotterley Society
Ways to Give
CFC #13401
Corporate Circle Membership
Job Opportunities
Visit St. Mary's
  Wedding/Reception Venue
Corporate Events
Private Parties
Family Reunions
Photo Gallery
Calendar of Site Availability
  Field Trips
Field Trip Calendar
Book a Sotterley Field Trip
Day Care Outings
Homeschool Groups
Junior Docent Academy
Spring Break at Sotterley
  About Sotterley Plantation
Farmer's Market at Sotterley
Grounds Use Policies
Misc Sotterley Forms
Stay Connected
Site Map
  Preservation Needs
  •  Past and Future Efforts
  •  Adopt a Project
  •  Building Maintenance
  •  Grounds Maintenance
  •  Adopt-A-Tree/Landscape Fund
  •  Conservation & Preservation
  •  Research
  •  Adopt a Collections Piece
Preserving Our Stories
  •  Research
  •  Oral History
  •  Video Library
  •  Middle Passage Project
  •  Genealogy
  1699 - 1775
1776 - 1822
1823 - 1909
1910 - 1961
  •  Colonial Period
  •  Federal 
  •  19th Century - Part 1 
  •  19th Century - Part 2
  •  20th Century
Sotterley Today
  Ticket Sales
Plan Your Event
Photo Gallery
  Barn Bash
The Holidays at Sotterley
Farmer's Market
Gala in the Garden
Ghosts of Sotterley

Homeschool Days
Plant Sale & Free Plant Exchange
Riverside WineFest at Sotterley
Butterfly Fridays
Speaker Series
Spring Break at Sotterley

Sotterley Plantation is proud to be a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

All National Trust members receive 10% off admission when visiting Sotterley Plantation.

Historic Sotterley Plantation    44300 Sotterley Lane (PO Box 67)    St. Mary’s County    Hollywood, Maryland 20636    officemanager@Sotterley.org    301-373-2280

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