Habitat Scavenger Hunt

Historic Sotterley 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, United States

June 8, 2024 - Historic Sotterley and Southern Maryland Audubon Society are partnering to bring you a family-friendly morning of environmental learning. Learn about all the things birds and other animals in our ecosystem need to survive, and then set out on a scavenger hunt to locate those things here at Historic Sotterley. Afterwards, there…

Sotterley Presents: People & Perspectives with Patricia Samford

Historic Sotterley 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, United States

June 12, 2024 - Join us and Dr. Patricia Samford for a speaker event all about the James Adams Floating Theater. In the days before television and computers, residents of coastal Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina anxiously awaited the arrival of the James Adams for an evening of diverting musical and theatrical entertainment. An inspiration…

Father’s Day Weekend – Dads get in FREE!

Historic Sotterley 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, United States

June 15 & 16, 2024 - Spend the day with Dad at Historic Sotterley for Father's Day! To make the day extra special, Dads get their tours for free! Tickets can be purchased at Sotterley’s Visitor Center on the day of the tour. Tours over this weekend will have an extra focus on the history…

Sotterley Presents: People & Perspectives with Merideth Taylor

Historic Sotterley 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, United States

July 10, 2024 - Join us and author Merideth Taylor for a speaker event and book signing for her new book, "Making a Way out of No Way". The photographs and stories in this book cover 150 years of slavery on tobacco plantations in Southern Maryland and the communities of men, women, and children who…

Specialty Tour – Medical History at Historic Sotterley: Herbs, Lancets, Bone Saws, Vaccinations, Antibiotics, Oh My!

Historic Sotterley 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, United States

July 19, 2024 - What was it like to experience treatment of illness or injury in the past? How did the practice of medicine develop in our region? While touring the manor house, slave dwelling, and gardens, take the journey from medicinal herbs, blood-letting, patent medicines, lessons of sanitation learned during warfare, crude surgical techniques,…

Architectural Mysteries of the Manor House – Specialty Tour

Historic Sotterley 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, United States

August 2, 2024 - If these walls could talk, imagine what they'd tell us about the history of Sotterley and the people that lived in Manor House. Join us for this specialty tour led by Sotterley's Interpretive Programs Manager and a presentation by local architect Jim Ritter uncovering a series of architectural mysteries. Discover how…

Sotterley Presents: People and Perspectives with Dean Newman

Historic Sotterley 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, United States

August 7, 2024 - Nature photography is not the serene, life-prolonging experience most magazine articles say it is. In fact, it’s anything but the “Zen” experience they espouse. Come listen to Dean Newman, a nature photographer from our area, tell the “behind-the-scenes” stories of the images you see in publications. Dean has been bitten, scratched,…

Day of Unity and Healing: Together We Can Make A Difference

Historic Sotterley 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, United States

August 24, 2024 - Day of Unity and Healing this year will focus on Descendants, historic sites, and communities working together to preserve and interpret our history transparently. We will have a variety of organizations present to increase awareness that in order to have a shared success we must learn from each other and work…

Sotterley on the Patuxent – Specialty Tour

Historic Sotterley 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, United States

September 6, 2024 - From rolling hogsheads and whistling steamboats to roaring jets overhead, the Sotterley on the Patuxent specialty tour will cover how Sotterley’s location along the Patuxent River was key to establishing successful commerce and communication from the time of its very beginning until the close of the steamboat era. We will explore…

Sotterley Presents: People & Perspectives with Don Shomette

Historic Sotterley 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, United States

October 16, 2024 - Towns and ports usually develop because of the practical aspects of the location and purpose, but in colonial Maryland, over the course of nearly a century, between 1658 and 1751 the governing powers sought to accelerate the process. During the course of the colony’s nearly and tumultuous history, the Lord Proprietor…

Legends, Lore, and More – Specialty Tour

Historic Sotterley 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, United States

October 25, 2024 - Just in time for Halloween - Pirates, unmarked graves, and ghosts-oh my! Join us for an evening tour with local historian Sam Baldwin exploring the grounds and learning more about the myths, legends, and lore of Sotterley! Don't be surprised if along the way you discover that truth can be stranger…

Southern Maryland Heritage Festival

Historic Sotterley 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, United States

**Please note that this event is not until 2025** May 17 & 18, 2025 -Historic Sotterley is excited to host the 2nd Southern Maryland Heritage Festival. The two-day festival will be a celebration of Southern Maryland food, culture, history and the people that make it unique. While exploring the site, guests will be able to…