2019 Our Year of Building Bridges
Historic Sotterley

The Crossroads of Time, Space, and Ideas

General Information

NEW 2019 Guided Tour Season Hours

Our Guided Tour Season is May - October. Admission includes one guided tour of the Manor House and access to the self-guided audio tour and exhibits on site. Self-guided audio tours only are available at the same pricing as Grounds Only entrance fee. We recommend at least two hours for your visit. Guided Tours will now be offered Wednesday - Sunday, at the following times:

Wednesday - Saturday: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

Sunday: 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

The Visitor Center and Museum Store will only be open during guided tour season Wednesday - Sunday.





Youths (6-18)


Children Under 6


Members - FREE!

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

Grounds Only

Year Round

The site and all exhibits will be open during regular Hours of Operation seven days a week year round. The Visitor Center and Museum Store will only be open during guided tour season Wednesday - Sunday. 

Visitor Center Open


Visitor Center Closed


Children Under 6



44300 Sotterley Lane, P.O. Box 67

Hollywood, MD 20636

Hours of Operation:

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

Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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
Spring Break Week

Family friendly educational activities all week, changing daily. Check in at the Visitor Center. All activities are rain or shine. Bring a picnic lunch!

See all Spring Break Events here.

With All Deliberate Speed - Movie Viewing and Discussion

As part of Historic Sotterley’s ongoing Building Bridges to Common Ground initiative, all are welcome to view the film, With All Deliberate Speed, a story told by those students and teachers who experienced the desegregation process of Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County from 1958-1972. Merideth Taylor, the film’s writer, director and producer, will lead the discussion with those who lived this experience. Free to the public - Advance registration required, due to limited seating.

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