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.

Things to Do at Sotterley Plantation

Nature Trails
Walk over 6 miles of nature trails to view local species of plant and animal life.

Bird Watching
Sotterley has hundreds of species of birds. Bird watchers are encouraged to use the printable checklist from Sotterley bird lovers and the Audubon Society. Enter your sightings in the bird-watchers log in the nature exhibit behind the Visitor Center. You can tag Historic Sotterley on your pictures using Facebook.
Click here for a printable Checklist of Common Birds of Historic Sotterley

Family Fun

  • Take advantage of guided, audio, or self-guided experiences that will take you back through time

  • Watch Historic Sotterley, A Tidewater Legacy in the Visitor Center

  • Explore one of the few original, restored slave cabins in Maryland

  • Tour the plantation house; one of the oldest continuously owned such structures in America

  • Read and interact with Sotterley’s interpretive signage, just updated in Summer 2014! Locations on the map.

  • Sotterley’s all-volunteer Garden Guild maintains one of the most breathtaking Colonial Revival gardens in the nation overlooking the Patuxent River. Printable garden map

  • Visit Sotterley Junior Docents the summer months

  • Relax on a bench made from Sotterley’s own trees

  • Bring a picnic lunch

  • NEW! A super, fun play area right near the Visitor Center!Skip a stone at Sotterley Creek

  • Roll yourself down the hill by the flagpole

  • Bring your camera and take great pictures of your visit. You can tag Historic Sotterley on your pictures and share on Facebook.

  • Join us for special family fun during Spring Break

  • NEW! A super, fun play area right near the Visitor Center!

Exhibits

  • Collections Exhibit—View featured Sotterley collection pieces in the Visitor Center

  • Archaeology Exhibit—View artifacts excavated from Sotterley’s 1830’s slave cabin in the Visitor Center

  • Nature Exhibit—Nature and trail displays and information behind the Visitor Center

  • Schoolhouse—Visit a 19th century classroom at the North Gatehouse.

  • Corn Crib—View the trades and tools.

  • Land, Lives, and Labor New Exhibit

  • Coming Soon! Slave Cabin Exhibit

  • Coming Soon! Farming Exhibits

Museum Shop
Sotterley’s Museum Shop offers something unique for everyone on your list. Your admission and purchases help to support Sotterley’s important mission.

  • Admissions

  • Books
       History
       Children
       Cookbooks

  • T-Shirts and Clothing

  • Jewelry

  • Garden

  • Toys and Games

  • Gifts

  • Souvenirs

  • Post-Cards

  • Seasonal

  • Snacks and Drinks

About Sotterley Plantation
Now in its fourth century, Historic Sotterley Plantation offers a wide variety of interactive, research-based programming and exhibits for all ages.

 

EVENT TICKETS

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.

 

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MISSION / VISION

MISSION ...

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.  

VISION ...

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

DIRECTIONS

VISIT SOTTERLEY
  Hours of Operation
Tickets and Admission
Directions
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
   
JOIN US
  Become a Member
Volunteer
Donate
The Sotterley Society
Ways to Give
CFC #13401
Sponsorship
Corporate Circle Membership
Job Opportunities
Internships
Visit St. Mary's
 
SITE RENTALS
  Wedding/Reception Venue
Corporate Events
Private Parties
Family Reunions
Retreat/Meetings
Policies/Contracts
Photo Gallery
Calendar of Site Availability
   
EDUCATION
  Field Trips
Field Trip Calendar
Book a Sotterley Field Trip
Day Care Outings
Homeschool Groups
Internships
Junior Docent Academy
Programs
Resources
Spring Break at Sotterley
Workshops
   
MISC
  About Sotterley Plantation
Calendars
Contact
Farmer's Market at Sotterley
Grounds Use Policies
Misc Sotterley Forms
Stay Connected
Site Map
Home
 
PRESERVATION
  Preservation Needs
Restoration
  •  Past and Future Efforts
  •  Adopt a Project
Conservation
  •  Building Maintenance
  •  Grounds Maintenance
  •  Adopt-A-Tree/Landscape Fund
Archaeology
Collections
  •  Conservation & Preservation
  •  Research
  •  Adopt a Collections Piece
Preserving Our Stories
  •  Research
  •  Oral History
  •  Video Library
  •  Middle Passage Project
  •  Genealogy
   
HISTORY
  1699 - 1775
1776 - 1822
1823 - 1909
1910 - 1961
Timeline
  •  Colonial Period
  •  Federal 
  •  19th Century - Part 1 
  •  19th Century - Part 2
  •  20th Century
Research
Sotterley Today
 
EVENTS
  Ticket Sales
Sponsorship
Advertising
Plan Your Event
Photo Gallery
   
SOTTERLEY EVENTS
  Barn Bash
The Holidays at Sotterley
Farmer's Market
Gala in the Garden
Ghosts of Sotterley

Hands-On-History
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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