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1830's Slave Cabin

Sotterley’s slave cabin, a one-room dwelling with a loft, dating to circa 1830, vividly illustrates the lives of Sotterley’s enslaved. The Slave Cabin exhibit examines the culture, ingenuity, and resistance of the Cane family who resided in such a structure in the mid 19th century at Sotterley. Duck your head as you enter the low doorway and feel the dirt floor beneath your feet.