2019 Our Year of Building Bridges
Historic Sotterley

The Crossroads of Time, Space, and Ideas

General Information

Guided Tours May-October

Admission includes one guided tour of the Manor House and access to the self-guided tour and exhibits on site. We recommend at least two hours for your visit.





Youths (6-18)


Children Under 6


Members - FREE!

AAA, National Trust for Historic Prevention, and Blue Star Museum Discounts Apply.

Grounds Only

Year Round

Visitor Center Open


Visitor Center Closed


Children Under 6



44300 Sotterley Lane, P.O. Box 67

Hollywood, MD 20636

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: 11:45am - 4:00pm

Monday: Closed

Guided 1703 Manor House Tour
Group Tours
Specialty Tours
Educational Programming

Education is one of the most important aspects of Sotterley’s mission and touches almost everything that a visitor will encounter. Whether an exhibit, a tour, field trip, or event, the education of students and visitors about Sotterley’s history and culture takes place before, during and after a visit Sotterley’s K-12 programs are Maryland State Department of Education approved and aligned with Maryland educational standards and teaching practices.

Field Trips
Home School Day
Junior Docent Academy
Spring Break
Summer Programs
Specialty Tour - "Love in the Afternoon"

Historic Sotterley is offering a NEW Insider's Tour entitled,
“Love in the Afternoon!” on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at 11:00
a.m. and 1:00 p.m. This specialty tour will highlight some spaces
not normally seen and stories not usually shared of 18th and 19th century courtship and marriage and the ongoing preservation of Madam Bowles’ Bed Chamber. Love endures!

Volunteers Wanted - Potato Planting Day

Mar 23th – Growing for Good Potato Planting

Volunteers who enjoy the great outdoors and don’t mind digging in the dirt, and want to help others are asked to join us for a day-long potato planting extravaganza!

We will be hosting two Potato Planting sessions: 9:00 am and 12:30 pm. Our goal is to plant a full 11 acres of potatoes. 



Events Calendar

All exhibits can be experienced year-round on any day the site is open.

Land, Lives and Labor
1830’s Slave Cabin
Saving History: The Urgency of Preservation
19th Century School House
Maps & Trails
Weddings and Site Rentals
Host Your Next Event with Sotterley

Make your wedding memorable by holding it at our beautiful National Historic Landmark. Historic Sotterley is pleased to offer its grounds and unique outbuildings for your special day.  Your future starts with our past.

Not just for weddings, Sotterley is available for your corporate events, meetings and reunions (hello, Sotterley Descendants!).  We can accommodate a broad range of events to suit your needs. Let Sotterley be your beautiful backdrop and gracious host!

Museum Store

The Visitor Center and Museum Store are housed in the Knott Farmhouse and is your first stop when visiting Historic Sotterley. In addition to obtaining literature about the site and/or tickets to tour the Manor House and its grounds and exhibits, the Museum Store offers a wonderful selection of books of historical, regional and special interest, books for children, and books written by lecturers of our Speaker Series.

We also offer colonial toys, jewelry, local crafts, garden accents, wine accessories, and more.

Museum Store Web
Hours of Operation:

May 1 – October 31 st
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Noon – 4pm