Accessibility & Facilities

Historic Sotterley strives to make all visitors feel welcome. This includes service animals and well-behaved and leashed dogs. 

Parking is free. 

Designated accessible parking spaces are available at the front of our Visitor Center. 

For visitors with limited mobility, we suggest taking advantage of the curbside drop-off area on the traffic circle and nearby benches. Transportation is not provided between the parking lots and the main entrance to the Manor House. 

Motorized electric scooters used as mobility devices are welcome on the property. Please contact us about the use of other mobility devices.

Access / Mobility / Wheelchairs

One of the greatest assets is the vast size of the property, but this can provide issues for some visitors.  Please be aware that our historic site has many areas with uneven terrain and steep inclines which can limit some wheelchairs, strollers and other mobility devices. The Manor House is not accessible. 

If you're unable to make it to one of our guided tours, you can enjoy a virtual tour of Sotterley with Clio! Clio is a website and app (available on iPhone and Android) that will guide you through 8 fascinating stops on the Sotterley grounds and give you some of our history. You can take this tour from home or let it guide you while you're visiting! 

You can access the virtual tour here, or download the Clio app and search "Historic Sotterley" to find it. 

Historic Sotterley is a nonprofit and new features like this are only possible with donors that believe in our mission. Please consider making a donation to support Sotterley after trying our new virtual tour! 

Descriptive Tour

Guests who require a descriptive tour of the Manor House or Grounds can arrange for one by emailing or calling 301-373-2280. 

Paper Copies of Tours

Paper copies of our tours can be provided upon request. For specialty tours, please request a copy in advance so that we can have one prepared.