"Sotterley is genuinely interested in its grounds and using them differently- being a productive farm and community gathering place that is working toward more ecological improvements. It's far more than a museum." 

David Moulton, Member since 2012

"Recognition of slavery- not a monument to slavery but a place for learning- Sotterley is doing a great job talking about this" 

Francie de Peyster, Member since 2012

As an architect, I am intrigued by the timeline the house itself reveals- where roof lines stop and start. The evolution of 300 years of families, buildings, and stories is fascinating." 

James W. Ritter, FAIA, B&G Committee since 2017 

"Years ago I chaperoned my daughter's 4th grade field trip. I remember experiencing her joy and excitement." 

Mary Lynn Stone, Member since 1999

"Sotterley's stories are just as relevant and well-preserved as any major National Park or site like Mount Vernon and Monticello." 

Julie Woods, Volunteer & Docent

Education without Boundaries

Specializing in outside-the-classroom interactive experiences. Discovery and exploration are not just for kids!

Preserving our Treasures

Sharing powerful stories of our collective history utilizing irreplaceable assets, and preserving more than 20 historical structures on 94 acres.

Growing for Good 

Utilizing sustainable farming to grow organic produce for our market and donate to local food panties while reducing run-off to our waterways.

Building a Better Community 

Creating connection to our shared history while providing opportunities for cultural enrichment and engagement. Our place in the community is more important than ever.

What's Happening at Historic Sotterley

Want to know more about Sotterley's History!?

Featuring a narrated video, 350 years in 24 minutes 

The UNESCO Slave Route Project

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