Historic Sotterley Plantation located in Southern Maryland about 60 miles south of Washington DC
 

Historic Sotterley, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), public charity organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

THINGS TO DO

Hours of Operation:
*Guided Tour Season May 1 - Oct 31

Visitor Center and Plantation House are closed for the winter season. However, grounds are open year-round! Enjoy the serenity of Sotterley in the cooler seasons!

Tuesday - Saturday:
Trails, Exhibits and Gardens Open:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday:
Trails, Exhibits and Gardens Open:  
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Historic Sotterley
Common Ground, Connected Heritage
Our American Family

April 19-21, 2018
Historic Sotterley connects to generations today through the stories and lives of its past. As members of this community and nation, we seek to understand ourselves through looking at the history, art, culture, and stories that highlight our different perspectives, experiences, and our human commonness. We invite descendants and the public to Our American Family, a multi-day event as part of Sotterley’s Common Ground, Common Heritage project through a grant from Maryland Humanities. Through presentations, panels, discussions and tours led by subject matter experts in art, education, history, social justice, research, genealogy, theology and sociology, participants will have the opportunity to come away inspired and equipped with tools needed in today’s ever changing world. Participants will be able to meet and hear the stories of Sotterley descendants who bring a wealth of diverse knowledge and insight on universal human themes at the site where their ancestors walked. The event is free to the public, but space is limited. Registration opens February 7th here.

Science & Sotterley - A Perfect Partnership

How would you get 50 fourth graders excited about Colonial America, erosion, and web development all in the same field trip? According to Lexington Park Elementary STEM fourth graders, you’d come to Sotterley! Check out this student-designed website about their Field Trip to Sotterley!  Learn More

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 21: Historic Sotterley’s 5k Registration Opens

No Road-Running at Sotterley! Our 3rd annual 5K, on Saturday April 7th, spans our beautiful grounds and trails that reveal vistas of farm, fields, woodland and the Patuxent River. Register here for $5 early bird registration discount. For team sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jane at development@sotterley.org.

February 24: Agnes Kane Callum Day

To commemorate the life of Agnes Kane Callum (1925 - 2015), Sotterley's Board of Trustees proclaimed her birthday, February 24, be named in honor of this remarkable woman. Learn about Agnes here.
March 3: Women of Sotterley Tour

A 90-minute tour of the Mansion, as seen through the eyes of the women who nurtured America. No bystanders here, the Women of Sotterley were full participants in our American story. Advance ticket purchase required.
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March 17: Growing for Good – Join us for Potato Planting!

Volunteer, and help Sotterley help others. Many of you know we deliberately plant our crops for giving back to those in need in our own backyard. This year -- on St. Patrick's Day --Sotterley is calling for a community day of planting potatoes to donate to our local food pantries. Join the Sotterley staff as we get down in the dirt. Dress appropriately for this weather-dependent (raindate March 24) event. Watch our website for updates and sign up here.

Planning a Wedding/Special Event in 2018?

Let your future begin with our past. Our 300 year old plantation offers an enchanting and awe-inspiring venue!
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Experience the awe-inspiring beauty and rich history of Maryland’s Tidewater area as you create your own special memories The site is surrounded by gorgeous trees and stunning water views. Step back in time and entertain your guests, as the former residents of Sotterley once did, on the front portico of our 18th century plantation house. Take in the spectacular river and meadow views.

Please Take a Moment to Watch Our
"YEAR IN REVIEW" Video

 

EVENT TICKETS

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Tickets for our special events become available approximately 45 days before the date of the event thru Ticket Derby.

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

MISSION / VISION

MISSION ...

To preserve Sotterley Plantation's historic structures and natural environment and use the powerful stories of our land, lives, and labor to bring American history to life while serving as a cultural resource.  

VISION ...

To foster a better understanding of our world today by providing a living link to America's complex history and legacy of slavery.

DIRECTIONS

VISIT SOTTERLEY
  Hours of Operation
Tickets and Admission
Directions
Tour Information
  •  Plantation House Guided Tours
  •  Self-Guided Tours
  •  Audio Tours
  •  General Visiting Information
Group/Specialty Tours
Colonial Revival Gardens
Land, Lives and Labor Exhibit
Things to Do
  •  Nature Trails
  •  Bird Watching
  •  Family Fun
  •  Exhibits
  •  Museum Shop
Visitor's Map of Sotterley
Photo Gallery
   
JOIN US
  Become a Member
Volunteer
Donate
The Sotterley Society
Ways to Give
CFC #13401
Sponsorship
Corporate Circle Membership
Job Opportunities
Internships
Visit St. Mary's
 
SITE RENTALS
  Wedding/Reception Venue
Corporate Events
Private Parties
Family Reunions
Retreat/Meetings
Policies/Contracts
Photo Gallery
Calendar of Site Availability
   
EDUCATION
  Field Trips
Field Trip Calendar
Book a Sotterley Field Trip
Day Care Outings
Homeschool Groups
Internships
Junior Docent Academy
Programs
Resources
Spring Break at Sotterley
Workshops
   
MISC
  About Sotterley Plantation
Calendars
Contact
Farmer's Market at Sotterley
Grounds Use Policies
Misc Sotterley Forms
Stay Connected
Site Map
Home
 
PRESERVATION
  Preservation Needs
Restoration
  •  Past and Future Efforts
  •  Adopt a Project
Conservation
  •  Building Maintenance
  •  Grounds Maintenance
  •  Adopt-A-Tree/Landscape Fund
Archaeology
Collections
  •  Conservation & Preservation
  •  Research
  •  Adopt a Collections Piece
Preserving Our Stories
  •  Research
  •  Oral History
  •  Video Library
  •  Middle Passage Project
  •  Genealogy
   
HISTORY
  1699 - 1775
1776 - 1822
1823 - 1909
1910 - 1961
Timeline
  •  Colonial Period
  •  Federal 
  •  19th Century - Part 1 
  •  19th Century - Part 2
  •  20th Century
Research
Sotterley Today
 
EVENTS
  Ticket Sales
Sponsorship
Advertising
Plan Your Event
Photo Gallery
   
SOTTERLEY EVENTS
  Barn Bash
The Holidays at Sotterley
Farmer's Market
Gala in the Garden
Ghosts of Sotterley

Hands-On-History
Homeschool Days
Plant Sale & Free Plant Exchange
Riverside WineFest at Sotterley
Butterfly Fridays
Speaker Series
Spring Break at Sotterley

Sotterley Plantation is proud to be a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

All National Trust members receive 10% off admission when visiting Sotterley Plantation.




Historic Sotterley Plantation    44300 Sotterley Lane (PO Box 67)    St. Mary’s County    Hollywood, Maryland 20636    officemanager@Sotterley.org    301-373-2280

Historic Sotterley, Inc. proudly acknowledges our Corporate Circle Members:

The Boeing Company Minor Buckler Electric, LLC - Sotterley Corporate Sponsor Chaney Foundation Fund for Hope The Ganlee Fund - Corporate Gold Circle Member Jeff's Tree Service
Raley, Watts, & O'Neill - Sotterley Corporate Sponsor Smartronix - Sotterley Corporate Silver Circle Member Tri-County Abstract - Sotterley Corporate Silver Circle Member Wentworth Nursery - Sotterley Corporate Silver Circle Member

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