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.

Spring Break at Sotterley

2017 Spring Break at Sotterley
April  10 – 14, 2017
Daily Activities from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Including: "Be a Pollinator" Activities

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Plan to join us for Spring Break at Sotterley! During the week we offer special programming that will include activities centered on pollinators. These all important creatures are all around us. Did you know that one out of every three foods we eat or drink depends on pollinators? During this fun-filled week we will learn more about these amazing organisms as we explore the grounds and history of our beautiful Historic Site. Activities will include: Guided Trail Walks, Interactive Games on the Portico, Learning at the Schoolhouse, Working for the Big House, Living in the Big House, Life at the Slave Cabin, Discovering Sotterley Farm,  and Sotterley, A Tidewater Legacy.

Guided Trail Walks, Colonial Games on the Portico, Family Archaeology, Learning at the Schoolhouse, Working for the Big House, Living in the Big House, Life at the Slave Cabin

Admission Prices:
  $3 per person daily
        OR
  Purchase a $10 Spring Break Pass per person for admission all week!
  Purchase Online Now!!
  Sotterley Members get in FREE (per Membership level)!
  (Additional cost:
  Living in the Big House tours must be purchased onsite the day of your visit.
  $5 per person ages 18 and older, free for children.)

Daily Activities Family friendly house tours, audio grounds tours, special children and family interactive presentations

Living in the Big House
Tours 11 am - 2 pm starting every 30 minutes. 18 persons per tour.
Visit Sotterley’s 1703 Plantation House in this family-friendly, interactive tour. Learn about the people and families who lived and worked in this house and their daily activities. Check in at the Visitor’s Center.
House is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
Limited to 18 persons per tour.

Family friendly house tours, audio grounds tours, special children and family interactive presentations

Discovering Sotterley Farm
10 am - 3 pm (30-45 minutes)
Become Charles Knott, Sotterley’s farm manager from 1910-1960. Learn about the early 20th century farm and Sotterley’s outbuildings and history through this interactive audio grounds tour.
Available at the Visitor Center.

Sotterley, A Tidewater Legacy
10 am -3 pm (15 minutes)
See this film about Sotterley’s 300 year history, beginning every half hour in the Visitor Center.

Play games and have fun as children did centuries ago on the river side of the 1703 Plantation House.

Monday

  • Guided Trail Walk -- 11 am
    Meet your guide for a nature walk about Sotterley’s plant and animal life. Begins behind the Slave Cabin (45 Minutes). A family activity focusing on the identification and importance of pollinators commonly found at Sotterley.
     

  • Interactive Games on the Portico - 1 pm - 3 pm
    Play games and have fun as children did centuries ago on the river side of the 1703 Plantation House. A come and go family activity.

Come and join the class in this 19th century schoolroom and learn like children did at Sotterley long ago in the North Gatehouse.

Tuesday

  • Learning at the Schoolhouse - 1 pm - 3 pm:
    Come and join the class in this 19th century schoolroom and learn like children did at Sotterley long ago in the North Gatehouse. Learn why bees, moths and birds are so important to having the foods we eat. A come and go family activity.

Visit the Slave Cabin to learn about the people who lived here in the 19th century.

Wednesday

  • Working for the Big House - 11 am - 1 pm
    Learn how workers, both enslaved and free, did food preparation, laundry, and other domestic chores at the Spinning Cottage. Let’s discuss what would happen if there were no pollinators? How would our food supply be affected? A family come and go activity.
     

  • Life at the Slave Cabin - 1 pm - 3 pm
    Visit the Slave Cabin to learn about the people who lived here in the 19th century. Learn the importance of corn as a staple of the diet. A family come and go activity.

Play games and have fun as children did centuries ago on the river side of the 1703 Plantation House.

Thursday

  • Interactive Games on the Portico - 11 am - 1 pm
    Get into the act—be a bee! Come and play pollinator tag. Play games and have fun as children did centuries ago on the river side of the 1703 Plantation House. A come and go family activity.
     

  • Learning at the Schoolhouse - 1 pm - 3 pm
    Come and join the class in this 19th century schoolroom and learn like children did at Sotterley long ago in the North Gatehouse. Learn why bees, moths and birds are so important to having the foods we eat. A come and go family activity.

Learn about the tools and trades. A come and go family activity.

Friday

  • Corn Crib - 11 am - 1 pm
    Families join in together to learn about the tools and trades. Take time to learn about corn an all important crop with the Great Corn Adventure. A come and go family activity. Meet in front of the Corn Crib Exhibit.
     

  • Life at the Slave Cabin - 1 pm - 3 pm
    Visit the Slave Cabin to learn about the people who lived here in the 19th century. Learn the importance of corn as a staple of the diet. A family come and go activity.

Learn about the tools and trades. A come and go family activity.Self-Guided Activities

  • Go for a walk on Sotterley’s nature trails!
    (Map available at the Visitor Center)
  • Birdwatching
  • Explore Sotterley using new Interpretive Signage
  • Visit Sotterley’s Colonial Revival Gardens!
  • Have a picnic on the grounds!
  • Visit Sotterley’s Play Area located behind the Visitor Center!
  • Visit the Museum Shop for admissions, gifts, books, toys, snacks, and other items for purchase.
 

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

 

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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
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Contact
Farmer's Market at Sotterley
Grounds Use Policies
Misc Sotterley Forms
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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
Family Plantation Christmas
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

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