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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
Maryland Humanities Event Logo
Historic Sotterley facilitates St. Mary’s County History Day 2019 at St. Mary’s Ryken High School on Saturday, February 23.

Students in grades 6-12 write papers, create exhibits, documentaries, websites and performances based on the theme using the same guidelines as the National History Day Contest.

Winners of the county contest go on to compete at Maryland History Day.

Wreath Event-Web
Garden Guild Greens & Wreath Making Workshop

Dec 8th – Garden Guild Greens Workshop

9:00am to Noon: Wreath Making Workshop
– Registration Required and Fee applies

1:00pm – 4:00pm: Centerpiece and Ornament Workshop
- Registration Required and Fee applies

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
Site Rental
Host Your Next Event with Sotterley

Make your event memorable by holding it at our beautiful National Historic Landmark. Historic Sotterley Plantation is pleased to offer its grounds and unique outbuildings for weddings, private events and corporate functions.

Sotterley boasts a variety of sites available for rental which can accommodate a broad range of events and be combined or customized to suit your needs. From small meetings to large parties, our venue is the perfect setting for your next event!

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