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.

Group Tours / Specialty Tours at Historic Sotterley Plantation

Special rates are available for adult groups of 12 or more.
Call 301-373-2280 for more information and to make reservations.

Sotterley is perfect for any season and we offer special discounted House Tours for groups of 12 or more!Group Tours
available year-round for groups of 12 or more
Bus tours are welcome!
Discounts available and advance arrangements within two weeks of visit required.

Guided tours of the 1703 Plantation House provide visitors of all ages with an intimate look at the lives of past residents. Groups of 12 or more people need to be arranged in advance. Upon arrival, groups are greeted by Sotterley's staff. Groups over twenty are divided, each with its own guide. This arrangement ensures that everyone gets to experience all that Sotterley has to offer in a relaxed and intimate setting. At Sotterley, the touch is personal, no matter what size your group!

Our 1703 Plantation House Guided Tour is of the ground floor only and is approximately 45 – 60 minutes. You may want to complement your tour with one of our many unique Specialty Tours which are also available to groups. There is limited access for people with disabilities at Sotterley. The Plantation House does not accommodate wheelchairs or walkers. Please call in advance for full access details.

Dining on the Portico is offered to our groups as an option. By advance arrangement, groups may dine on light breakfast or lunch fare on the Plantation House Portico while enjoying Sotterley's magnificent vistas. Breakfast is continental style and lunch consists of a selection of fresh-made sandwiches, salads and desserts.
We have inside accommodations in case of inclement weather. 

Contact Sotterley to plan a Group Visit!

Specialty Tours
available year-round for groups of 12 or more
Bus tours are welcome!
Discounts available and advance arrangements within two weeks of visit required.

Sotterley's trained docents can provide Specialty Tours by advance arrangement. Groups can choose a unique tour that fits their interest from our many offerings. Make the trip extra special by combining a specialty tour with our 1703 Plantation House Guided Tour!

Some of these tours are offered during the fall/winter season as part of our annual special events or our 2nd Saturday Series.

War of 1812 - The story of Sotterley during the War of 1812 is a human story. There were no great skirmishes, naval battles or major monument burnings. The British used an even greater weapon: they offered freedom to slaves. Learn Sotterley’s story and that of Southern Maryland during the war.

Backstairs/Upstairs – Go behind the scenes at Sotterley. Become and insider and enter places you won’t see on a regular tour. See the kitchen and travel up the back staircase to view private chambers and undisplayed collections. Learn what it takes to operate and support a museum.

Slavery Resistance and Freedom – Slavery was a part of Sotterley’s history from the turn of the 18th century and lasted for over 160 years. Hear the voices and visit the places where African-Americans lived and labored.

Women of Sotterley – Discover the women of Sotterley. Whether it was the mistress of the house, the farm manager’s wife, the heiress, or the enslaved servants, the women of Sotterley were fascinating people who lived extraordinary lives.

Contact Sotterley to plan a Group Visit!

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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.  


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


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  •  Plantation House Guided Tours
  •  Self-Guided Tours
  •  Audio Tours
  •  General Visiting Information
Group/Specialty Tours
Colonial Revival Gardens
Land, Lives and Labor Exhibit
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  •  Nature Trails
  •  Bird Watching
  •  Family Fun
  •  Exhibits
  •  Museum Shop
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CFC #13401
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  •  Past and Future Efforts
  •  Adopt a Project
  •  Building Maintenance
  •  Grounds Maintenance
  •  Adopt-A-Tree/Landscape Fund
  •  Conservation & Preservation
  •  Research
  •  Adopt a Collections Piece
Preserving Our Stories
  •  Research
  •  Oral History
  •  Video Library
  •  Middle Passage Project
  •  Genealogy
  1699 - 1775
1776 - 1822
1823 - 1909
1910 - 1961
  •  Colonial Period
  •  Federal 
  •  19th Century - Part 1 
  •  19th Century - Part 2
  •  20th Century
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  Barn Bash
The Holidays at Sotterley
Farmer's Market
Gala in the Garden
Ghosts of Sotterley

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

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